sanitary napkin


variants or sanitary pad
: a disposable absorbent pad used (as during menstruation) to absorb the uterine flow

Examples of sanitary napkin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It can be used as a wet bag, makeup bag, sanitary napkin bag, wash bag, and more, keeping the rest of your things dry. Claire Rutter, Rolling Stone, 4 July 2024 Some postpartum people prefer soaking a large sanitary napkin in witch hazel, freezing it, and then applying it to their underwear to provide comfort. Robin Elise Weiss, Phd, Parents, 1 July 2024 At least three inmates died after stuffing paper, sanitary napkins or other items down their throats, asphyxiating before anyone intervened. Keri Blakinger, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2024 The pallets were loaded with cardboard boxes containing rice, flour, sugar, tea and milk, along with sanitary napkins. Jane Arraf, NPR, 1 Mar. 2024 Defining 'feminine hygiene products' as tampons, panty liners, menstrual cups, sanitary napkins, and other similar tangible personal property designed for feminine hygiene in connection with the human menstrual cycle. Neal Earley, Arkansas Online, 26 Sep. 2023 Boy Child Carr Kenya provide sanitary napkins and other needs for girls. James Weber, The Enquirer, 7 Apr. 2023 DeWitt delivers snacks, sanitary napkins, bottled water, and other necessities to dozens of exhausted individuals and families waiting for their next ride, to anywhere but here. Palabra, al, 15 Mar. 2023 Kenner invented the sanitary napkin belt, a tool women heavily utilized from the 1950 to the 70s to help keep their pads in place. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 4 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sanitary napkin was in 1915

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Cite this Entry

“Sanitary napkin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

sanitary napkin

: a disposable absorbent pad that is used to absorb uterine flow (as during menstruation)

Medical Definition

sanitary napkin

variants or sanitary pad
: a disposable absorbent pad used (as during menstruation) to absorb the flow from the uterus
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