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Definition of tampon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tampon

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈtæmpɒn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæmpɑːn//
 
 
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a specially shaped piece of cotton material that a woman puts inside her vagina to absorb blood during her period compare sanitary towel Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from French, nasalized variant of tapon ‘plug, stopper’, ultimately of Germanic origin and related to tap (noun - sense 1).
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