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womanhoodnoun [U]

uk   /ˈwʊm.ən.hʊd/  us   /ˈwʊm.ən.hʊd/
the ​state of being a woman, or the ​period of ​time when someone is a woman: The ​noveldeals with a ​teenage girl's ​journey towards womanhood.
the ​qualities that are ​consideredtypical of a woman: Brigitte Bardot was the ​dominantimage of womanhood in ​Frenchcinema during the 1960s.
formal all women ​considered as a ​group: the womanhood of the ​nation
(Definition of womanhood from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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womanhoodnoun [U]

 us   /ˈwʊm·ənˌhʊd/
the ​state of being a woman: The ​girl had ​matured into womanhood.
(Definition of womanhood from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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