Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun menses

1 sense of menses

Sense 1
menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period, flow -- (the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"--Aristotle)
       => discharge, emission, expelling -- (any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus")

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