men·​stru·​al | \ ˈmen(t)-strü-əl How to pronounce menstrual (audio) , -strəl \

Definition of menstrual

: of or relating to menstruation

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Other Words from menstrual

menstrually adverb

Examples of menstrual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gyno #3 listened to my tale of menstrual woe, all the way from the beginning. Kelly Mccreary, Glamour, "Kelly McCreary: ‘This Is My First Year of Living Without Fibroid Pain’," 27 Mar. 2020 What happens to your data:Trying to get pregnant using a menstrual tracker app? Jazmin Goodwin, USA TODAY, "Apple, Samsung, Google get letter from lawmakers to protect data from period tracker apps," 10 Mar. 2020 For example, Thinx, a brand known for its absorbent menstrual underwear, claims its materials are sustainable (in particular, its organic cotton line) and its manufacturing processes ethical. Alexandra Mondalek, Teen Vogue, "Everything You Need to Know About Sustainable Underwear," 4 Mar. 2020 The Scottish parliament approved a plan Tuesday to make menstrual products available free in public spaces such as community centers, pharmacies and youth clubs. Author: Miriam Berger, Anchorage Daily News, "Scotland moves to become first country to make pads and tampons free," 27 Feb. 2020 Free menstrual products are already available to students in high schools, colleges and universities in Scotland. Ceylan Yeginsu, New York Times, "Scotland Set to Be First Country to Provide Free Pads and Tampons," 27 Feb. 2020 In 2015, Always still accounted for 65% of menstrual hygiene management products in the Kenyan market and still has the largest distribution network throughout the country. Ciku Kimeria, Quartz Africa, "The story of how Kenyan women are bringing P&G to task over the Always “burning pads” saga," 26 Feb. 2020 Meng's bill would make menstrual hygiene products free for women in prison. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "The Scottish parliament approved plans to make period products free for all women," 26 Feb. 2020 Following the menstrual example, the menopause is now undergoing its own cultural rebranding. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, "Making Periods Green To Topple Tampax," 27 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of menstrual

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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1 Apr 2020

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“Menstrual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of menstrual

: of or relating to menstruation : of or relating to the flow of blood that comes from a woman's body each month


men·​stru·​al | \ ˈmen(t)-strə(-wə)l How to pronounce menstrual (audio) \

Medical Definition of menstrual

: of or relating to menstruation

Other Words from menstrual

menstrually adverb
a menstrually related migraine

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