menstruating
menstruating menstruating adj. discharging menstrual fluid; -- of women during their menstrual period.

Syn: unwell. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Menstruating — Menstruate Men stru*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Menstruated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Menstruating}.] To discharge the menses; to have the catamenial flow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • menstruating — men·stru·ate || menstrÊŠeɪt v. (about women) experience menstruation, have monthly discharge of blood, get monthly period (Physiology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • menstruant — Menstruating. * * * men·stru·ant (menґstroo ənt) a woman or girl who is menstruating or is capable of menstruating …   Medical dictionary

  • in purdah —    menstruating    But not living apart, as in some Hindu and Muslim societies:     Do we know how long she s going to stay in purdah? (B. Forbes, 1983 a menstruating actress was holding up a production) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • leaky —    menstruating    Of obvious derivation:     As leaky as an unstaunch d wench. (Shakespeare, The Tempest)    Also used of a person prone to involuntary urination …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • off duty —    menstruating    A female use, inferring also that she is unavailable for copulation. Also as off games, punning on sport and a pupil s minor indisposition:     ... errant husbands who have looked to her for corrective therapy during periods… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • out of circulation —    menstruating    Female usage, often to a male, with imagery from the lending library …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • rag(s) on —    menstruating    Usually had or got:     That stupid little cunt... is refusing to work because she s got the rags on. (B. Forbes, 1989 she was an actress, not a prostitute)    Rag week, punning on the university fundraising occasion, and… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • sick —    menstruating    A rarer version of ill1 …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Culture and menstruation — The relationship between culture and menstruation is expressed in many ways. A variety of menstrual related traditions exist. One group of authors has even theorized that menstruation may have played a key role in the development of symbolic… …   Wikipedia

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