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absorbent cotton

noun
1.
cotton for surgical dressings, cosmetic purposes, etc., made absorbent by removing the natural wax.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for absorbent-cotton

absorbent cotton

noun
1.
a US term for cotton wool (sense 1)
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