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sanitary towel

noun [C] uk   UK ( US sanitary napkin, Australian English sanitary pad) us  
a piece of soft material worn by a woman to absorb blood during her period (= blood flow each month)
Translations of “sanitary towel”
in Korean 생리대…
in Arabic فوطة صِحيّة…
in Portuguese absorvente higiênico…
in Catalan compresa…
in Japanese (英)生理用ナプキン…
in Italian assorbente igienico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 衛生棉…
in Russian гигиеническая прокладка…
in Turkish âdet bezi, hijyenik bağ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卫生巾,月经垫…
in Polish podpaska…
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