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menopause

noun [U] uk   /ˈmen.ə.pɔːz/ us    /-pɑːz/ ( informal the change (of life))
the time in a woman's life when she gradually stops having periods (= blood flow from her uterus each month): Most women go through menopause ( UK also the menopause) between the ages of 45 and 55.
menopausal
adjective uk   /-zəl/ us  
menopausal women/symptoms
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