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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.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM menstruate

un·men·stru·at·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for menstruate

menstruate
/ (ˈmɛnstrʊˌeɪt) /

verb
(intr) to undergo menstruation

Word Origin for menstruate

C17: from Latin menstruāre, from mensis month
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Medical definitions for menstruate

menstruate
[ mĕnstrōō-āt′ ]

v.
To undergo menstruation.
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