tampon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tampon plug with a tampon
    • n tampon plug of cotton or other absorbent material; inserted into wound or body cavity to absorb exuded fluids (especially blood)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Found a box of Tampax Tampons: "Remove used tampon before inserting a new one."
    • n Tampon (Surg) A plug introduced into a natural or artificial cavity of the body in order to arrest hemorrhage, absorb secretions (as from menstruation), or for the application of medicine.
    • v. t Tampon (Surg) To plug with a tampon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tampon In surgery, a plug inserted to stop hemorrhage.
    • n tampon In hair-dressing, a cushion of curled hair or the like, used to support the hair in a puff or roll.
    • n tampon See the quotation.
    • tampon In surgery, to plug tightly, as a wound or a natural orifice, with cotton, linen, or other form of tampon, to stop hemorrhage, to dilate the orifice, or for other purposes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tampon tamp′on (surg.) a. plug inserted in a cavity of the body in order to arrest hæmorrhage
    • v.t Tampon to plug tightly
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Tampion

Usage

In literature:

Food was frequently found on the dressings, but with the careful use of tampons a cure was effected.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Without wasting many words, he made her lie prone on the couch, inserted a tampon in her nose, and used other means to stanch the flow of blood.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
This tampon must be removed at every urination.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
One of the simplest things is an alum tampon.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
A piece of white cord should be tied firmly around the centre of this tampon by which it may be removed.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
The after-treatment consists in tamponing the wound with pledgets of iodoform gauze or a mixture of iodoform 1 part and glycerin 4 parts.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Pretty Jessie could make tampons that were so soft and so regular that they really did look like powder puffs.
"Molly Brown's College Friends" by Nell Speed
They talked of springs and hoppers, of pauls and recoil tampons, and my father sat with his gentle wise head nodding as if taking in each point.
"A Tatter of Scarlet" by S. R. Crockett
It can hardly be called a dangerous symptom as it can always be controlled by tampons.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
Others apply ointments on sponges to the surface of the ulcers, keeping them in contact with it by tampons.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
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In news:

Did you know that 9 million tampons a day are being produced in Auburn.
BLOODY TAMPON Causes MOTHER V DAUGHTER Fight.
Where even women don't know enough about vaginas and tampons to immediately laugh off the possibility of vodka-soaked tampons being any sort of widespread trend.
But even without running any experiments, it should be obvious to anyone familiar with actual vaginas and actual tampons why this cannot be a real thing.
Thieves in Dallas stole a pile of rejected tampons that post a health risk if they are used.
Pennsylvania couple busted for allegedly blowing up car with tampon .
Drag queen defends 'transphobic' tampon ad.
Teens are soaking tampons in liquor.
But you don't need to be afraid of using tampons because of TSS .
Do Tampons Still Cause Toxic Shock Syndrome.
An environmental activist takes a stand against plastic tampon applicators.
Jerred came back in, went in to the bathroom and grabbed 2 of Kristin's tampons from the box.
Stolen tampons sold to public pose health risk.
Authorities are warning parents about the dangers of a practice that is catching on with teens – soaking tampons in vodka, and putting them…there.
This explains all the tampons at Chris Monroe's desk.
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