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Climacteric   Listen
Climacteric

noun
1.
A period in a man's life corresponding to menopause.
2.
The time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle ends.  Synonyms: change of life, menopause.






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"Climacteric" Quotes from Famous Books



... The first battle of the Somme, launched some days past, was at its very climacteric. The casualties had been and were terrible. Even at this moment of night the fury of the attack was not relaxed. All through the day reports, exasperating in their brevity, had been streaming into Paris, and rumour, as of old, circled swift-winged above ...
— The Summons • A.E.W. Mason



Words linked to "Climacteric" :   biological time, middle age, change of life



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