From French gaze, either from Arabic قَزّ (qazz, “silk”), from Persian کز (kaz, “silk”), from Middle Persian kaz (“silk”); or from غَزَّة (ḡazza, “Gaza”), a city associated with silk production.
gauze (countable and uncountable, plural gauzes)
- A thin fabric with a loose, open weave.
- (medicine) A similar bleached cotton fabric used as a surgical dressing.
- A thin woven metal or plastic mesh.
- Wire gauze, used as fence.
- Mist or haze
gauze (third-person singular simple present gauzes, present participle gauzing, simple past and past participle gauzed)
- To apply a dressing of gauze
- To mist