menstruate

verb
men·​stru·​ate | \ ˈmen(t)-strü-ˌwāt How to pronounce menstruate (audio) , ˈmen-ˌstrāt \
menstruated; menstruating

Definition of menstruate

Examples of menstruate in a Sentence

She began menstruating at the age of 12.
Recent Examples on the Web These symptoms, rather than the vaccine itself, could affect your cycle — and research has shown that, due to estrogen levels, people who menstruate are more likely to experience a stronger immune response and more powerful side effects. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 11 Apr. 2021 In late April, reports of people who menstruate experiencing menstrual cycle changes after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine began circulating. Leah Campbell, Forbes, 31 May 2021 These symptoms, rather than the vaccine itself, could affect your cycle — and research has shown that, due to estrogen levels, people who menstruate are more likely to experience a stronger immune response and more powerful side effects. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 11 Apr. 2021 These symptoms, rather than the vaccine itself, could affect your cycle — and research has shown that, due to estrogen levels, people who menstruate are more likely to experience a stronger immune response and more powerful side effects. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 11 Apr. 2021 These symptoms, rather than the vaccine itself, could affect your cycle — and research has shown that, due to estrogen levels, people who menstruate are more likely to experience a stronger immune response and more powerful side effects. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 11 Apr. 2021 The disease strikes one in 10 women, as well as trans men and nonbinary people who menstruate. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2021 These symptoms, rather than the vaccine itself, could affect your cycle — and research has shown that, due to estrogen levels, people who menstruate are more likely to experience a stronger immune response and more powerful side effects. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 11 Apr. 2021 These symptoms, rather than the vaccine itself, could affect your cycle — and research has shown that, due to estrogen levels, people who menstruate are more likely to experience a stronger immune response and more powerful side effects. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 9 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of menstruate

1713, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for menstruate

Late Latin menstruatus, past participle of menstruari, from Latin menstrua menses, from neuter plural of menstruus monthly, from mensis

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The first known use of menstruate was in 1713

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19 Jun 2021

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“Menstruate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/menstruate. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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menstruate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of menstruate

of a woman : to have blood flow from your body as part of a process that happens each month

menstruate

intransitive verb
men·​stru·​ate | \ ˈmen(t)-strə-ˌwāt, ˈmen-ˌstrāt How to pronounce menstruate (audio) \
menstruated; menstruating

Medical Definition of menstruate

: to undergo menstruation

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