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tam·pon  audio  (tmpn) KEY 

NOUN:
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.
TRANSITIVE VERB:
tam·poned, tam·pon·ing, tam·pons
To plug or stop with a tampon.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from Old French ; see tampion


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