Meaning of sanitary towel in English:

sanitary towel

Pronunciation /ˈsanɪt(ə)rɪ ˌtaʊ(ə)l/


  • An absorbent pad worn by women to absorb menstrual blood.

    ‘If your waters break, you'll want to change your underwear for your own comfort and the sanitary towels will help absorb the fluid’
    • ‘Patients often use up to 12 sanitary pads per day to absorb spontaneous loss of urine.’
    • ‘A girl's period may last 3 days to a week, and she can use sanitary napkins or tampons to absorb the blood.’
    • ‘It is also important to change sanitary napkins frequently during menstruation.’
    • ‘The sanitary pad doesn't have wings, but it does absorb more blue ink than a leading rival, so they say.’
    • ‘Changing tampons frequently or using sanitary towels.’
    • ‘Avoid using feminine hygiene sprays, colored or perfumed toilet paper, sanitary pads or tampons that contain a deodorant, and bubble bath.’
    • ‘The rayon and cellulose for tampons and sanitary napkins produced at this mill are made with elemental chlorine.’
    • ‘After the operation, a sanitary towel will need to be worn to absorb any vaginal bleeding, which is usually similar to a light period.’
    • ‘But unlike the current system, which sees solid waste such as used sanitary towels and condoms washed into the rivers and streams with the rainwater, the submarine has a screen which collects all the debris.’
    • ‘They are made up of: 20 toilet rolls, six packs of sanitary towels, six tooth brushes, six tubes of toothpaste, six packs of razors, four bars of soap and two large bars of clothes washing soap.’
    • ‘On the first floor, another cluster of women is engaged in the manufacture of inexpensive sanitary towels made with low cost technology.’
    • ‘Women still buy sanitary towels with enormous discretion, and carry their handbags to the loo when they only need to carry the pad.’
    • ‘Drain blockages often occurred when nappies, air fresheners and sanitary towels are flushed down the toilet.’
    • ‘This morning's breakfast experience was a sanitary towel commercial which informed me that ‘during your period, sitting for a long time and then suddenly standing can produce surprising leaks and odour’.’
    • ‘If a woman needs a sanitary towel every single day, shouldn't she see a doctor instead of buying a dynamically designed knicker pad in a fancy pack?’
    • ‘She wondered why she never saw the sanitary towel strapped to her mum's armpit during the hot summer months.’
    • ‘Therefore, the biggest focus of the party was probably the sewing station where hand-stitched, washable sanitary pads were on display.’
    • ‘Now this is one commodity along with female sanitary pads, that I have always thought should need no advertising.’