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menopausal

[men-uh-paw-zuh l] /ˌmɛn əˈpɔ zəl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of menopause.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; menopause + -al1
Related forms
postmenopausal, adjective
premenopausal, adjective
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Examples from the web for menopausal
  • 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.
Word Origin and History for menopausal
adj.

1879, from menopause + -al (1).

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