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womanhood

noun [U] uk   /ˈwʊm.ən.hʊd/ us  
the state of being a woman, or the period of time when someone is a woman: The novel deals with a teenage girl's journey towards womanhood. the qualities that are considered typical of a woman: Brigitte Bardot was the dominant image of womanhood in French cinema during the 1960s. formal all women considered as a group: the womanhood of the nation
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