menopausal

[men-uh-paw-zuhl]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of menopause.

Origin:
1905–10; menopause + -al1

postmenopausal, adjective
premenopausal, adjective
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menopause (ˈmɛnəʊˌpɔːz)
 
n
Nontechnical name: change of life the period during which a woman's menstrual cycle ceases, normally occurring at an age of 45 to 50
 
[C19: from French, from Greek mēn month + pausis halt]
 
meno'pausal
 
adj
 
meno'pausic
 
adj

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menopausal
1910, from menopause.
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Example sentences
They temporarily induce a menopausal state, and should not be used for more than three to six months.
It is really helpful for a career, a menopausal nomination.
Includes information about the effect of menopausal hormone therapy on the body.
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