Pronunciation: (lint), [key]
1. minute shreds or ravelings of yarn; bits of thread.
2. staple cotton fiber used to make yarn.
3. cotton waste produced by the ginning process.
4. a soft material for dressing wounds, procured by scraping or otherwise treating linen cloth.
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