absorbent cotton

ab·sorb·ent cot·ton
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-sawr-buh nt, -zawr- kot-n]
    • /æbˈsɔr bənt, -ˈzɔr- ˈkɒt n/
    • /əbˈzɔː.bənt ˈkɒtn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-sawr-buh nt, -zawr- kot-n]
    • /æbˈsɔr bənt, -ˈzɔr- ˈkɒt n/

Definitions of absorbent cotton words

  • noun absorbent cotton raw cotton made absorbent by the removal of its wax: used for surgical dressings, etc. 3
  • noun absorbent cotton cotton for surgical dressings, cosmetic purposes, etc., made absorbent by removing the natural wax. 1
  • noun absorbent cotton gauze 1
  • noun absorbent cotton Cotton which has had its fatty matter removed to become capable of absorbing liquids; cotton wool. 0

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Origin of absorbent cotton

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90

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absorbent cotton popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 3% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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