tampon

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English[edit]

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A tampon with an applicator

Etymology[edit]

[1848] Borrowed from French tampon, from Middle French tampion, a nasalised variant of tapon, a diminutive or augmented form of Old French tape (plug, bung, tap), from Frankish *tappo (stopper, plug), from Proto-Germanic *tappô (plug, tap). Cognate with Old High German zapfo (stopper), Old English tæppa (stopper). More at tap.

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tampon (plural tampons)

  1. 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. A double-headed drumstick primarily for the bass drum.
  3. An inking pad used in lithographic printing.

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tampon (third-person singular simple present tampons, present participle tamponing or tamponning, simple past and past participle tamponed or tamponned)

  1. (medicine, transitive) To plug (a wound) with a tampon or compress.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Nasalized variant of tapon, from Frankish *tappo, from Proto-Germanic *tappô (plug, tap), cognate with Dutch tappe, German Zapfen, Old English tæppa, English tap.

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  • IPA(key): /tɑ̃.pɔ̃/
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tampon m (plural tampons)

  1. Piece of wood or other material to close an opening.
    …un petit orifice qui, pendant l'emplissage, est bouché par un tampon de bois.
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    1. (musical instrument) Same, closing the opening of a flute, a saxophone.
      Tampons spéciaux montés sur plaques aluminium pour saxophone alto à tampons vissés.
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    2. (boat) Same, closing a leak.
      Tampon d'étoupe.
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  2. (medicine) A plug of cotton or other absorbent material inserted into a body cavity or wound to absorb fluid.
    1932, Jules Romains, Hommes de bonne volonté:
    Il monta chercher dans sa chambre, au premier étage, un petit tampon d'ouate; puis, comme le sang était sec et collait à la porcelaine, il humecta légèrement le coton avant de frotter.
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  3. tampon to stop menstruation.
    Tampon hygiénique.
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  4. sponge, piece of porous material.
    1. used for washing.
      tampon à récurer.
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    2. to varnish or apply wax to a piece of furniture.
      vernissage au tampon.
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    3. to apply ink.
      Tampon encreur.
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  5. stamp.
    Donner un coup de tampon.
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  6. (figuratively) mitigator, mediator, buffer between people having a dispute.
    • jouer le rôle de tampon.
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    1. In this sense, often used in apposition, such as in solution tampon, État tampon, zone tampon, etc.
      Cette zone accueillerait une partie des 3,6 millions de réfugiés syriens et ferait office de zone tampon avec la Syrie.
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  7. (chemistry) buffer
    Solution tampon.
    Buffer solution
  8. (computing) buffer
  9. Elastic part that prevents damaging when a collision occurs, e.g. buffer in rail transport.

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Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French tampon, from Middle French tampion, a nasalised variant of tapon, a diminutive or augmented form of Old French tape (plug, bung, tap), from Frankish *tappo (stopper, plug), from Proto-Germanic *tappô (plug, tap).

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tampon m inan (diminutive tamponik)

  1. (medicine) tampon (plug of cotton or other absorbent material)

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Further reading[edit]

  • tampon in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • tampon in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French tampon.

Noun[edit]

tampon n (plural tampoane)

  1. buffer
  2. tampon

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /tǎmpoːn/
  • Hyphenation: tam‧pon

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tàmpōn m (Cyrillic spelling та̀мпо̄н)

  1. tampon

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