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cotton woolnoun [U]

uk   us   UK (US cotton)
cotton in the ​form of a ​softmass, usually used for ​cleaningyourskin: cotton ​woolballs/​pads
(Definition of cotton wool from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cotton wool”
in Arabic قُطْن طِبّي…
in Korean 화장솜…
in Portuguese algodão hidrofílico…
in Catalan cotó fluix…
in Japanese (化粧用)コットン…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常用于清洁皮肤的)药棉,脱脂棉…
in Turkish hidrofil pamuk/cilt temizleme pamuğu…
in Russian вата…
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常用於清潔皮膚的)藥棉,脫脂棉…
in Italian cotone idrofilo…
in Polish wata…
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