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tampon

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noun tam·pon \ˈtam-ˌpän\

Definition of tampon

  1. :  a wad of absorbent material (as of cotton) introduced into a body cavity or canal usually to absorb secretions (as from menstruation) or to arrest hemorrhaging

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Origin and Etymology of tampon

French, literally, plug, from Middle French — more at tamp


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tampon

verb tam·pon

Definition of tampon

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to place or insert a tampon into

First Known Use of tampon

1860


TAMPON Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of tampon for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of soft material (such as cotton) that is placed in the vagina to absorb the blood that occurs during menstruation


Medical Dictionary

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tampon

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noun tam·pon \ˈtam-ˌpän\

Medical Definition of tampon

  1. :  a wad of absorbent material (as cotton) introduced into a body cavity or canal usually to absorb secretions (as from menstruation) or to arrest hemorrhaging


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tampon

transitive verb tam·pon

Medical Definition of tampon

  1. :  to place or insert a tampon into



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