To undergo menstruation. [L. menstruo, pp. -atus, to be menstruant]

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men·stru·ate 'men(t)-strə-.wāt, 'men-.strāt vi, -at·ed; -at·ing to undergo menstruation

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men·stru·ate (menґstroo-āt) [L. menstruare] to undergo the monthly changes of menstruation (q.v.).

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  • Menstruate — Men stru*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Menstruated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Menstruating}.] To discharge the menses; to have the catamenial flow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Menstruate — Men stru*ate, a. Menstruous. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • menstruate — (v.) 1680s, probably a back formation from MENSTRUATION (Cf. menstruation), or else from L. menstruatus, pp. of menstruare. Related: Menstruated; menstruating …   Etymology dictionary

  • menstruate — ► VERB ▪ (of a non pregnant woman) discharge blood from the lining of the womb at intervals of about one lunar month. DERIVATIVES menstruation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • menstruate — [[t]me̱nstrueɪt[/t]] menstruates, menstruating, menstruated VERB When a woman menstruates, a flow of blood comes from her womb. Women menstruate once a month unless they are pregnant or have reached the menopause. [FORMAL] Lean hard training… …   English dictionary

  • menstruate — UK [ˈmenstrueɪt] / US [ˈmenstruˌeɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms menstruate : present tense I/you/we/they menstruate he/she/it menstruates present participle menstruating past tense menstruated past participle menstruated biology if a woman… …   English dictionary

  • menstruate — /men strooh ayt , strayt/, v.i., menstruated, menstruating. to undergo menstruation. [1640 50; v. use of earlier menstruate menstruous, ME < LL menstruatus, equiv. to menstru(a) monthly courses (see MENSTRUAL) + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • menstruate — [ mɛnstrʊeɪt] verb (of a non pregnant woman) discharge blood and other material from the lining of the uterus at intervals of about one lunar month. Derivatives menstruation noun Origin C17 (earlier (ME) as menstruous): from late L. menstruat ,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • menstruate — intransitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Late Latin menstruatus, past participle of menstruari, from Latin menstrua menses, from neuter plural of menstruus monthly, from mensis Date: 1795 to undergo menstruation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • menstruate — verb To undergo menstruation …   Wiktionary

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