- to undergo menstruation.
Origin of menstruate
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Examples from the Web for menstruating
Girls who are menstruating are banned from participating altogether.Allah in the Cafeteria
March 21, 2012
I have read that a woman should not bathe or change her underwear while menstruating.What a Young Woman Ought to Know
They said, "Look at her, she is menstruating: the blood makes a streak on her thigh."Seven Mohave Myths
A. L. Kroeber
A menstruating woman is with them the object they dread most.Religion & Sex
In this state she continued for two years and three months, menstruating regularly.
It would be interesting to know just how such complaints of menstruating women occur.Criminal Psychology
- (intr) to undergo menstruation
C17: from Latin menstruāre, from mensis month
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Word Origin and History for menstruating
1680s, probably a back-formation from menstruation, or else from Latin menstruatus, past participle of menstruare. Related: Menstruated; menstruating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To undergo menstruation.
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