Adjective "menopause" definition and examples

(Menopause may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmɛnəpɔːz/

Definitions and examples

noun

The ceasing of menstruation.
  1. 'Menstrual cycles can occur without ovulation taking place as the menopause approaches.'
  2. 'After menopause, the ovaries produce lower levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone.'
  3. 'I wondered if I was starting the menopause, but decided that I was too young.'
  4. 'The hot flushes and the night sweats have been worse than when I was just through the natural menopause.'
  5. 'Smokers and childless women are known to go through the menopause at a younger age than other women.'

More definitions

1. the period of permanent cessation of menstruation, usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 5

5.

2. male menopause.

More examples(as adjective)

"drugs can be menopause."

"breasts can be menopause."

"athletes can be menopause."

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin menopausis (see meno-, pause).