|1.||a. a transparent cloth of loose plain or leno weave|
|b. (as modifier): a gauze veil|
|2.||a surgical dressing of muslin or similar material|
|3.||any thin openwork material, such as wire|
|4.||a fine mist or haze|
|[C16: from French gaze, perhaps from |
A bleached, woven cotton cloth, used for dressings, bandages, and absorbent sponges.