|to chew (food) slowly and thoroughly.|
|to spend time idly; loaf.|
|1.||a plug of lint, cotton wool, cotton, etc, inserted into an open wound or body cavity to stop the flow of blood, absorb secretions, etc, esp one inserted into the vagina to absorb menstrual blood|
|2.||(tr) to plug (a wound, etc) with a tampon|
|[C19: via French from Old French tapon a little plug, from tape a plug, of Germanic origin]|
tampon tam·pon (tām'pŏn')
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. v. tam·poned, tam·pon·ing, tam·pons
To plug or stop with a tampon.