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Definition of PMS noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

PMS

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌpiː em ˈesː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpiː em ˈesː//
 
(also PMT
BrE BrE//ˌpiː em ˈtiː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpiː em ˈtiː//
 
British English
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[uncountable]
 
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physical and emotional problems such as pain and feeling depressed that many women experience before their period (= flow of blood) each month. PMS/PMT are abbreviations for premenstrual syndrome/tension. Symptoms of PMS include breast tenderness and a craving for sweet food. see also premenstrual
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: PMS