Meaning of “cotton wool” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"cotton wool" in British English

See all translations

cotton woolnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkɒt.ən ˈwʊl/ us /ˌkɑː.t̬ən ˈwʊl/ UK US cotton

cotton in the form of a soft mass, usually used for cleaning your skin:

cotton wool balls/pads

(Definition of “cotton wool” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)