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English definition of “menopause”

menopause

noun [U]     /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 womb each month ): Most women go through menopause (UK also the menopause) between the ages of 45 and 55.Processes and stages connected with sexual reproduction menopausal     /-zəl/ adjective menopausal women/ symptoms Processes and stages connected with sexual reproduction
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