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1. a plant of the genus Gossypium.
2. a textile material derived from the seeds of this plant.
absorbable cotton oxidized cellulose.
absorbent cotton (purified cotton) cotton freed from impurities, bleached, and sterilized; used as a surgical dressing.
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ab·sor·bent cot·ton

cotton from which all fatty matter has been extracted, so that it readily takes up fluids.
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ab·sor·bent cot·ton

(ab-sōrbĕnt kotŏn)
Cotton from which all fatty matter has been extracted, so that it readily takes up fluids.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In comparison, the cotton wool in the e-cigarette bell jar remains practically unchanged, with some water vapour on it and very slight discolouration from the colouring in the e-liquid.
Fill up your snowman's hat with cotton wool or wadding.
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AdvaCare's USFDA-approved cotton wool roll is highly absorbent, soft and made of 100% cotton.
Squeeze most of the water out, and place the damp cotton wool in the shallow bowl.
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The pads are comprised of a core 100% pure cotton wool for high absorbency, an acquisition and filtration layer of 100% pure cotton nonwoven, a breathable protection layer and a large "Secure-fit" adhesive.