from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process or an instance of discharging the menses.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The periodic discharging of the menses, the flow of blood and cells from the lining of the uterus in females of humans and other primates.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The discharge of the menses; also, the state or the period of menstruating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of menstruating or discharging the menses.
- n. The period of menstruating.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
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But now, I can keep my child home from school simply to avoid a 'holiday party' with snowmen, or on the day their teacher might say the word 'menstruation.'
I'm quite certain the rangers of the National Parks Service while giving their tours of the National Mall do not, at any time, say the word "menstruation."
It seems to facilitate the age-old premise that menstruation is unclean.
My colleague picked up from where we had left off that morning: You know, sometimes the women laugh at you because you always tell them not to use ‘hygiene water’ and because you say that menstruation is clean.
Sex during menstruation is an invitation to jinn and can result in a woman bearing a jinn child.
I'll touch you, all the same, even if they hurt, because I too have to do what I want to doas soon as your menstruation is finished.
What is commonly known as menstruation lasts only a few days, and is merely the critical period in a monthly cycle or periodicity which goes with the female sex specialization.
If you believe them, then all three can be seen as a sort of empowerment for women — the first one allows Betty to return to her “real self,” the second one lets the woman be PMS-free but still have opinions, and the third one frees the woman from the “curse” of cramps, fatigue, and bloating…and from stigma that comes from calling menstruation things like “the curse.”
Just as when it happens later in life, early menopause leads to lower estrogen levels and irregular menstruation, which is usually the first sign of early natural menopause that a woman may notice.
They had even built something called a menstruation shed.