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menstruate

[men-stroo-eyt, -streyt]
verb (used without object), men·stru·at·ed, men·stru·at·ing.
  1. to undergo menstruation.
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Origin of menstruate

1640–50; v. use of earlier menstruate menstruous, Middle English < Late Latin mēnstruātus, equivalent to mēnstru(a) monthly courses (see menstrual) + -ātus -ate1
Related formsun·men·stru·at·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for menstruating

menstruate

verb
  1. (intr) to undergo menstruation
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Word Origin for menstruate

C17: from Latin menstruāre, from mensis month
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Word Origin and History for menstruating

menstruate

v.

1680s, probably a back-formation from menstruation, or else from Latin menstruatus, past participle of menstruare. Related: Menstruated; menstruating.

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menstruate

(mĕnstrōō-āt′)
v.
  1. To undergo menstruation.
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