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



BrE BrE//ˈmenəpɔːz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmenəpɔːz//
(informal the change (of life)) [uncountable] (also the menopause) [singular] Middle age
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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 See related entries: Middle age Word Originlate 19th cent.: from modern Latin menopausis (from meno- (from Greek mēn ‘month’) and pause).
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