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Definition of "menstruate" [men•stru•ate]

  • To undergo menstruation. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "menstruate" in a sentence
  • "Women menstruate on the full moon, ovulate on the new moon, and use lunaception as a form of contraception."
  • "Women may continue to menstruate, although their periods may grow irregular, falling closer together or farther apart."
  • "Later, when she began to menstruate, she felt embarrassed and ashamed by this monthly reminder of her femininity."