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Climacteric

see synonyms of climacteric

Noun

1. climacteric

a period in a man's life corresponding to menopause

2. change of life, climacteric, menopause

the time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle ends

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Climacteric

see synonyms of climacteric
noun
1. 
a critical event or period
2.  another name for menopause
3. 
the period in the life of a man corresponding to the menopause, chiefly characterized by diminished sexual activity
4. botany
the period during which certain fruits, such as apples, ripen, marked by a rise in the rate of respiration
adjective also: climacterical (ˌklaɪmækˈtɛrɪkəl )
5. 
involving a crucial event or period

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Climacteric

see synonyms of climacteric
noun
1. 
a period in the life of a person when an important physiological change occurs; specif., the period of menopause
2. 
any crucial period
adjective
3. 
of or resembling a climacteric; crucial
: also ˌclimacˈterical

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Climacteric

see synonyms of climacteric
n.
1.
a. See menopause.
2. A critical period or year in a person's life when major changes in health or fortune are thought to take place.
3. A critical stage, period, or year: "before the end of the millennium, whether [he] lives to see that ecclesiastical climacteric or not" (Conor Cruise O'Brien).
adj.
1. Of or relating to a climacteric.
2. Critical; crucial.

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