Definitions for tamponˈtæm pɒn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tam•ponˈtæm pɒn(n.)

  1. a plug of cotton or the like for insertion into a wound, body cavity, etc., chiefly for absorbing blood or stopping hemorrhages.

    Category: Pharmacology

  2. a two-headed drumstick for playing rolls.

  3. (v.t.)to fill or plug with a tampon.

    Category: Pharmacology

Origin of tampon:

1855–60; < F; see tampion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tampon(verb)

    plug of cotton or other absorbent material; inserted into wound or body cavity to absorb exuded fluids (especially blood)

  2. tampon(verb)

    plug with a tampon

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tampon(noun)ˈtæm pɒn

    a cotton object used to stop menstrual blood


  1. tampon(Noun)

    A plug of cotton or other absorbent material inserted into a body cavity or wound to absorb fluid, especially one inserted in the vagina during menstruation.

  2. tampon(Noun)

    A double-headed drumstick primarily for the bass drum.

  3. tampon(Noun)

    An inking pad used in lithographic printing.

  4. tampon(Verb)

    To plug a wound with a tampon or compress

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tampon(noun)

    a plug introduced into a natural or artificial cavity of the body in order to arrest hemorrhage, or for the application of medicine

  2. Tampon(verb)

    to plug with a tampon


  1. Tampon

    A tampon is a mass of absorbent material inserted into a body cavity or wound to absorb bodily fluid. The most common type in daily use is designed to be inserted into the vagina during menstruation to absorb the flow of menstrual fluid. Several countries—including the United States, under the banner of the Food and Drug Administration —regulate tampons as medical devices. In the United States, tampons are a Class II medical device. The word "tampon" originated from the medieval French word tampion, meaning a piece of cloth to stop a hole, a stamp, plug, or stopper.

Anagrams of tampon

  1. potman, pot man

  2. Pot man

  3. Potman

Translations for tampon

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a piece of cottonwool etc inserted in a wound etc to absorb blood.

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