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EtymologyEdit

menstruum +‎ -ate; sense 2 (“to undergo menstruation”) is possibly a back-formation from menstruation.[1]

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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, to have a period.

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menstruate (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Menstrual.

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  1. ^ menstruate, v.”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, September 2001.

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