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clothing

[AS. clath, cloth]
Wearing apparel; used both functionally and decoratively. From the medical standpoint, clothes conserve heat or protect the body (e.g., gloves, sunhelmets, and shoes). Air spaces in a fabric and its texture, rather than the material alone, conserve heat. In matted woolen fabrics, the air spaces are destroyed and insulation is lost. Wool and silk absorb more moisture than other fabrics, but silk loses it more readily. Cotton and linen come next, but linen loses moisture more quickly than cotton. Knitted fabrics absorb and dry more readily than woven fabrics of the same material. The temperature inside an individual's hat may vary from 13° to 20°F (7° to 11°C) warmer than the outside temperature.

adapted clothing

Garments designed with special features, such as Velcro closures, to enable persons with disabilities to dress themselves without assistance.
See: clo; hypothermia
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Abu gazar stressed that the main reason of the aggravation and spread of cold symptoms among prisoners is the lack of means of heating and protective factors which could enable them to face the cold conditions , in addition to the unprecedented cold wave that was carried by the recent stormy weather and the acute shortage of blankets and winter clothing. Hussam said that for 6 years now, Israel's Prison Service (IPS) has rejected entering of blankets and winter clothing to the prisoners especially those from the Gaza Strip.