menstrual

adjective

men·​stru·​al ˈmen(t)-strü-əl How to pronounce menstrual (audio)
-strəl
: of or relating to menstruation
menstrually adverb

Examples of menstrual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Estimates show that over 40 years, a Thai woman could spend as much as $2,400 on menstrual products. Jitsiree Thongnoi, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Jan. 2024 Within the last year, the state board of education has adopted new social studies standards and guidance for menstrual health education. Lauren Lumpkin, Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2023 On Wednesday, the Duchess of Edinburgh — who turned 59 on Jan. 20 — visited the Harris Girls' Academy in London to join students participating in a menstrual health workshop organized by the charity Wellbeing of Women, speaking candidly about the normally taboo topic. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 25 Jan. 2024 One study estimates that in the UK alone, more than three billion single-use menstrual products are used and discarded annually, creating nearly thirty tons of waste each year. Laura Kolbe, The New York Review of Books, 18 Jan. 2024 Teens report more comfort discussing menstruation at home, and support for menstrual advocacy and education across the board is up from 2021. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 8 Nov. 2023 By June 2023, the alliance’s designers had created 26 projects to improve water quality and sanitation, ranging from a social media awareness campaign to encourage U.K. residents to save water to a low-cost zip bag of reusable and affordable menstrual products for remote rural communities. Bynicholas Gordon, Fortune, 30 Oct. 2023 Why Trust Verywell Health Sarah Bradley has been a freelance writer since 2017, tackling health commerce articles, product reviews, and shopping guides on everything from dry skin moisturizers and wart removers to menstrual cups and toothbrushes for braces. Sarah Bradley, Verywell Health, 16 Nov. 2023 But menstrual products are taxed as luxury goods in many states in the U.S., and that doesn’t sit right with us. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 18 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of menstrual was in the 14th century

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“Menstrual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/menstrual. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

menstrual

adjective
men·​stru·​al ˈmen(t)-strə(-wə)l How to pronounce menstrual (audio)
: of or relating to menstruation

Medical Definition

menstrual

adjective
men·​stru·​al ˈmen(t)-strə(-wə)l How to pronounce menstrual (audio)
: of or relating to menstruation
menstrually adverb
a menstrually related migraine

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