Definición de tampon en inglés:

tampon

Saltos de línea: tam¦pon
Pronunciación: /ˈtampɒn
 
/

sustantivo

  • 1A plug of soft material inserted into the vagina to absorb menstrual blood.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • When you're ready to insert the tampon into your vagina, it might be easier to sit down rather than stand up.
    • High absorbency tampons left in the vagina for a long time have been associated with a dangerous illness called toxic shock syndrome.
    • Well, the idea of pushing a tampon into your vagina to soak up the flow seems totally gross at first.
  • 2 Medicine A plug of material used to stop a wound or block an opening in the body and absorb blood or secretions.
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    • After the nasal tampon has been inserted, wetting it with a small amount of topical vasoconstrictor may hasten effectiveness.
    • The procedure consists of inserting tampons of sterile gauze inside the nasal cavities of the patient, by using surgical forceps.
    • It is common use that medicated tampons may be applied to a specific body area.

verbo (tampons, tamponing, tamponed)

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  • Plug with a tampon.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • A woman's fertility or lack thereof may be relevant in the bedroom, but it is in the bathroom that she is most keenly aware of it, whether tamponing herself or holding a pregnancy test in a ‘steady stream’ of pee.
    • The splinter could not be extracted, and the liver was tamponed and drained.

Origen

mid 19th century: from French, nasalized variant of tapon 'plug, stopper', ultimately of Germanic origin and related to tap1.

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