menopause noun definition in Middle age topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

menopause

 noun: Middle age topic
the time during which a woman gradually stops menstruating, usually at around the age of 50 to reach (the) menopause Women experience many emotional and physical changes during the menopause. My husband says he’s going through the male menopause! The male menopause is said to affect men who are approaching middle age. a disease that can afflict women past the menopause

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