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Definition of "tampon" [tam•pon]

  • A plug of absorbent material inserted into a body cavity or wound to check a flow of blood or to absorb secretions, especially one designed for insertion into the vagina during menstruation. (noun)
  • To plug or stop with a tampon. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tampon" in a sentence
  • "Saw a guy use a tampon on Expedition Africa on TV, Worked good, though why he had a tampon is a question."
  • "In response to the commenter Lee, anyone who refers to a feminist backlash as a "tempest in a tampon" is not going to like or understand the answers to any questions he might ask."
  • "I find it interesting that out of all of the things that you can make a stun gun be disguised as, some thought a tampon was the most appropriate."