Definition of menstruate in English:

menstruate

Syllabification: men·stru·ate
Pronunciation: /ˈmenstrəˌwāt, ˈmenˌstrāt
 
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verb

[no object]
  • (Of a woman) discharge blood and other material from the lining of the uterus as part of the menstrual cycle.
    More example sentences
    • But considering how much time we spend on that time of the month - from puberty to menopause, the average woman menstruates almost seven whole years - many of us know surprisingly little about it.
    • Some women stop menstruating as early as their late 30s.
    • Women menstruate for an average of 40 years of their lives.

Origin

mid 17th century: from late Latin menstruat- 'menstruated', from the verb menstruare, from Latin menstrua 'menses'.

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