- absorbent cotton n US coton m absorbant.
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absorbent cotton — n cotton made absorbent by chemically freeing it from its fatty matter * * * purified cotton [USP] cotton that has been purified, freed from fatty matter, bleached, and sterilized; used as a surgical dressing … Medical dictionary
Absorbent Cotton — Raw cotton treated in such a manner with hot chemical solutions that all fats and adulterants are removed and thus producing a clear pure lint which is used for surgical work. It absorbs moisture rapidly, taking up from 18 to 20 times its own… … Dictionary of the English textile terms
absorbent cotton — ☆ absorbent cotton n. raw cotton made absorbent by the removal of its wax: used for surgical dressings, etc … English World dictionary
absorbent cotton — noun cotton made absorbent by removal of the natural wax • Hypernyms: ↑cotton, ↑cotton fiber, ↑cotton wool, ↑absorbent material, ↑absorbent * * * abˌsorbent ˈcotton 7 [absorbent cotton] … Useful english dictionary
absorbent cotton — cotton made absorbent by removal of the natural wax; fluff of unprocessed cotton … English contemporary dictionary
absorbent cotton — cotton for surgical dressings, cosmetic purposes, etc., made absorbent by removing the natural wax. [1885 90, Amer.] * * * … Universalium
cotton-wool — n Brit ABSORBENT COTTON * * * cot·ton wool (kotґən wool) raw nonabsorbent cotton, especially the absorbent form prepared by removing the cottonseed oil … Medical dictionary
Cotton wool — consists of silky fibers taken from cotton plants in their raw state. Impurities, such as seeds, are removed and the cotton is then bleached and sterilized. It is also a refined product ( absorbent cotton in U.S. usage) which has medical,… … Wikipedia
cotton batting — ☆ cotton batting n. thin, pressed layers of fluffy, absorbent cotton, used for surgical dressing, quilting, etc … English World dictionary
cotton batting — absorbent cotton pressed into pads or layers for use in dressing wounds, filling quilts, etc. [1820 30, Amer.] * * * … Universalium
cotton batting — absorbent cotton pressed into pads or layers for use in dressing wounds, filling quilts, etc. [1820 30, Amer.] … Useful english dictionary