tissue noun

1 organic material

ADJ. living | healthy, normal Vitamin C helps maintain healthy connective tissue. | damaged, diseased | animal, human, plant Dyes were extracted by boiling the plant tissue. | body, brain, intestinal, muscle, etc. | connective, scar | fat, fatty, fibrous, soft She treats skin and soft tissue injuries in casualty.

2 paper handkerchief

ADJ. paper | toilet

QUANT. box, pack, packet, wad She grabbed a wad of tissues from the box and soaked up the spilt wine.


PREP. on a/the ~ He wiped his nose on a tissue. | with a/the ~ She gently dabbed her eyes with a tissue.