menstruate

[ men-stroo-eyt, -streyt ]
/ ˈmɛn struˌeɪt, -streɪt /
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verb (used without object), men·stru·at·ed, men·stru·at·ing.

to undergo menstruation.

Nearby words

  1. menstrual,
  2. menstrual cycle,
  3. menstrual extraction,
  4. menstrual period,
  5. menstruant,
  6. menstruation,
  7. menstruous,
  8. menstruum,
  9. mensurable,
  10. mensural

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

/ (ˈmɛnstrʊˌeɪt) /

verb

(intr) to undergo menstruation

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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Medicine definitions for menstruating

menstruate

[ mĕnstrōō-āt′ ]

v.

To undergo menstruation.

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