sanitary napkin
noun Date: 1915 a disposable absorbent pad used (as during menstruation) to absorb the uterine flow

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sanitary napkin — sanitary napkins N COUNT A sanitary napkin is the same as a sanitary towel. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • sanitary napkin — n a disposable absorbent pad used (as during menstruation) to absorb the flow from the uterus …   Medical dictionary

  • sanitary napkin — ☆ sanitary napkin n. an absorbent pad of cotton, cellulose, etc. worn by women during menstruation …   English World dictionary

  • Sanitary napkin — Wingless type (left) and winged type (right) of disposable sanitary napkin. A sanitary napkin, sanitary towel, sanitary pad, menstrual pad, maxi pad, or pad is an absorbent item worn by a woman while she is menstruating, recovering from vaginal… …   Wikipedia

  • sanitary napkin — noun a disposable absorbent pad (trade name Kotex); worn to absorb menstrual flow • Syn: ↑sanitary towel, ↑Kotex • Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑Kotex), ↑Britain ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • sanitary napkin — a pad of absorbent material, as cotton, worn by women during menstruation to absorb the uterine flow. Also called sanitary pad. [1915 20, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • sanitary napkin — noun A pad of cotton or other absorbent material worn by women to absorb the menstrual flow. Syn: sanitary towel, UK …   Wiktionary

  • sanitary napkin — /ˈsænətri næpkən/ (say sanuhtree napkuhn) noun a soft, absorbent, disposable pad worn during menstruation to absorb the discharge from the uterus. Also, sanitary pad …   Australian English dictionary

  • sanitary napkin — hygienic pad used by women to absorb their menstrual flow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sanitary napkin — san′itary nap′kin n. pha a disposable pad of absorbent material worn by women during menstruation to absorb the uterine flow …   From formal English to slang

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