hormonal

adjective
hor·​mon·​al | \ hȯr-ˈmō-nᵊl How to pronounce hormonal (audio) \

Definition of hormonal

1 : of, relating to, utilizing, or produced by hormones hormonal changes hormonal therapy
2 : markedly influenced or affected by hormones (such as sex hormones) : exhibiting behavior characteristic of increasing or fluctuating hormone levels moody hormonal teenagers

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Other Words from hormonal

hormonally \ hȯr-​ˈmō-​nᵊl-​ē How to pronounce hormonally (audio) \ adverb

Examples of hormonal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Suddenly, a modest routine of bar soap and drugstore moisturizer are no match for hormonal acne and other signs our bodies are doing the inevitable — aging. Nia Decaille, Washington Post, "In a youth-obsessed industry, Reddit provides space for beauty fans over 30. Here are their best skin-care tips.," 6 Mar. 2020 There are even a few treatments that target hormonal acne specifically. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "12 Acne Treatments That Really Work, According to Dermatologists," 8 Aug. 2019 Based on current research, there seem to be genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors at play. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, "8 Early Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis Women in Their 20s and 30s Should Know," 1 Mar. 2020 In November, the cubs’ biological mother, a six-and-half year old named Kibibi, began receiving hormonal shots and had an egg retrieval. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland, "Columbus Zoo announces first baby cheetah cubs born via IVF," 28 Feb. 2020 Please excuse me while my hormonal self goes and cries happy tears for the next hour. Ashley Boucher, PEOPLE.com, "Shawn Johnson Shares Video of Herself Dancing with Baby Daughter Drew & Claps Back at 'Mommy Shamers'," 20 Dec. 2019 Sleep deprivation, hormonal shifts and the responsibility of caring for an infant create enormous stress for women. Christine Vestal, The Denver Post, "Extending Medicaid after childbirth could reduce maternal deaths," 12 Dec. 2019 Aggarwal said that women are at high risk for obesity and sleep disorders because of several different factors, including hormonal changes pre- and post-pregnancy. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "Struggling to quit sugar? You might not be sleeping enough," 17 Feb. 2020 This causes hormonal imbalances which exacerbate the hormone changes that are already happening. Stefanie Gordon, Woman's Day, "The Best Diets For Women Over 50 That’ll Fulfill All Their Health Needs," 20 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of hormonal

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Mar 2020

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“Hormonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hormonal. Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

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hormonal

adjective
hor·​mon·​al | \ hȯr-ˈmōn-ᵊl How to pronounce hormonal (audio) \

Medical Definition of hormonal

1 : of, relating to, utilizing, or produced by hormones hormonal changes hormonal disorders hormonal contraceptive methods
2 : markedly influenced or affected by hormones (as sex hormones) : exhibiting behavior characteristic of increasing or fluctuating hormone levels hormonal teenagers

Other Words from hormonal

hormonally \ -​ᵊl-​ē How to pronounce hormonally (audio) \ adverb
hormonally active

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