menstruate

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin mēnstruum + -ate or back-formation from menstruation.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌmɛnstɹuˈeɪt/, /ˌmɛnˈstɹeɪt/ (the latter pronunciation leading to the spelling menstrate)
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Verb[edit]

menstruate (third-person singular simple present menstruates, present participle menstruating, simple past and past participle menstruated)

  1. (transitive, obsolete, rare) To stain with or as if with menses.
  2. (intransitive) To undergo menstruation; have a period.

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Adjective[edit]

menstruate (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) menstrual

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

menstruate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of menstruare
  2. second-person plural imperative of menstruare
  3. feminine singular of the past participle of menstruare

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

menstruāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of menstruō