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menopausenoun [U]

uk   /ˈmen.ə.pɔːz/  us   /-pɑːz/ (informal the change (of life))
the ​time in a woman's ​life when she ​graduallystops having periods (= ​bloodflow from her uterus each ​month): Most women go through menopause (UK also the menopause) between the ​ages of 45 and 55.
menopausal
adjective uk   us   /-zəl/
menopausal women/​symptoms
(Definition of menopause from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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menopausenoun [U]

 us   /ˈmen·əˌpɔz/
the ​time in a woman’s ​life, often between the ​ages of 45 and 55, when she ​graduallystopsmenstruating (= having a ​regularflow of ​blood from her ​uterus)
(Definition of menopause from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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