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Kleenex Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    Kleenex n : a piece of soft absorbent paper (usually two or more thin layers) used as a disposable handkerchief
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Kleenex is a brand name for a variety of toiletry paper-based products such as facial tissue, bathroom tissue, paper towels, and diapers. The name Kleenex is a registered trademark of Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Often used as a genericized trademark, especially in the United States, "Kleenex" is in fact owned and used as a trademark by Kimberly-Clark. Kleenex products are manufactured in 30 countries and sold in more than 170.

The material from which Kleenex is made was originally called "Cellucotton," and was designed by Kimberly-Clark during World War I. It came to be used in gas mask filters during the war as a replacement for cotton, which was in high demand for use as a surgical dressing.

The Kimberly-Clark Corporation created the first Western facial tissue in 1924 (it had been in use for centuries before in Japan; see History of facial tissue for details) and originally marketed them as a way to remove cold cream or makeup remover. It was a disposable substitute for face towels. In 1925, the first Kleenex tissue ad was used in magazines showing "the new secret of keeping a pretty skin as used by famous movie stars..." A few years after the introduction of Kleenex, the company's head researcher tried to persuade the head of advertising to try to market the tissue for colds and hay fever. The admin declined the idea but then committed a small amount of ad space to mention of using Kleenex tissue as a handkerchief. By the 1930s, Kleenex was being marketed with the slogan “Don’t Carry a Cold in Your Pocket” and its use as a disposable handkerchief replacement became predominant.

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  • Altamaha 14-15 School Supply List
    Donations: Wipes (flushable is needed also), “Clorox” Wipes, Kleenex, Band-Aids, Ziploc Bags (sandwich and/or gallon size). Kindergarten Supply List Spiral-bound Composition Book (70-100 Pages/ Wide Ruled), five Glue Sticks, eight Count Jumbo-Sized Pack Crayola Crayons, 24 Count regular-Sized Pack Crayola Crayons, two Jumbo Sized Pencils, one pack of pencil ca Read more on this news related to 'Kleenex'
  • Fourth District Elementary School 2014-2015 School Supply List given
    Kindergarten Supply List Book bag - large enough to hold a regular sized library book (no rolling ones, please), one box of eight count Crayola crayons, four boxes of 16 count Crayola crayons, two large glue sticks, four small glue sticks, one box of Kleenex, Kids Fiskars scissors, Wide-ruled composition book, Cough drops and children’s liquid cough medicine for Read more on this news related to 'Kleenex'
  • ST. MYER: Kleenex at premium with kindergarten fast approaching
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