sanitary napkin

noun
a pad of absorbent material, as cotton, worn by women during menstruation to absorb the uterine flow.
Also called sanitary pad.


Origin:
1915–20, Americanism

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sanitary towel or esp (US) sanitary napkin
 
n
an absorbent pad worn externally by women during menstruation to absorb the menstrual flow
 
sanitary napkin or esp (US) sanitary napkin
 
n

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sanitary napkin n.
A disposable pad of absorbent material worn to absorb menstrual flow.

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Example sentences
The sanitary napkin dispenser protrudes into the path of travel.
Sanitary napkin receptacles shall be emptied, cleaned, disinfected and provided a new liner daily.
The sanitary napkin disposal unit in the accessible stall is mounted above the side grab bar, impeding the usability of the bar.
The belt was buckled and the zipper was partially zipped and a slightly soiled sanitary napkin was present.
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