verb (used without object), men·stru·at·ed, men·stru·at·ing.
- menstrual cycle,
- menstrual extraction,
- menstrual period,
Origin of menstruate
Examples from the Web for menstruating
Girls who are menstruating are banned from participating altogether.
It is not wise to indulge in this exercise while menstruating, nor immediately after eating.What a Young Woman Ought to Know|Mary Wood-Allen
The question here arises whether the mother should continue to nurse her child while menstruating.Treatise on the Diseases of Women|Lydia E. Pinkham
Menstruating girls are also said sometimes to give off a smell of leather.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
Word Origin for menstruate
1680s, probably a back-formation from menstruation, or else from Latin menstruatus, past participle of menstruare. Related: Menstruated; menstruating.