What does tampon mean?

Definitions for tamponˈtæm pɒn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tampon.

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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tampon

    tamp′on, n. (surg.) a. plug inserted in a cavity of the body in order to arrest hæmorrhage.—v.t. to plug tightly.—ns. Tamponade′, Tam′ponage, Tam′poning, Tam′ponment. [Tampion.]

Editors Contribution

  1. tampon

    A type of feminine product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes used to absorb menstrual fluid during menstruation.

    Some women use a tampon during menstruation and some choose a sanitary towel.

Anagrams for tampon »

  1. potman, pot man

  2. Pot man

  3. Potman


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tampon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tampon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jessica Paster:

    Jewellery people are paying, shoe people are paying, tampon companies are paying, everyone is paying.

  2. Alyssa Dweck:

    I’ve heard of the practice of putting alcohol on a tampon and putting it into the vagina for advanced absorption and getting a buzz off of that, i would say that sounds like it would be horribly uncomfortable and can cause damage to the vaginal mucousso I definitely wouldn’t advise that.

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