Adjective "menstruating" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/ˈmɛnstrʊeɪt/

Definitions and examples

verb

(of a woman) discharge blood and other material from the lining of the uterus as part of the menstrual cycle.
  1. 'a menstruating woman'
  2. 'Women who start menstruating early in life or who have a late menopause have an increased risk of developing breast cancer.'
  3. 'But considering how much time we spend on that time of the month - from puberty to menopause, the average woman menstruates almost seven whole years - many of us know surprisingly little about it.'

More definitions

1. to undergo menstruation.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be menstruating."

"years can be menstruating."

"stabiliseses can be menstruating."

Origin

(menstruate)Mid 17th century: from late Latin menstruat- ‘menstruated’, from the verb menstruare, from Latin menstrua ‘menses’.