Antedating of "Menstruate"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Feb 18 02:22:59 UTC 2005

menstruate, v. (OED, 2., 1795)

1742 _Medical Essays and Observations_ volume 5, part 1, p. 213
(Eighteenth Century Collections Online)  I gave it to Nurses who contrary
to their Wish menstruated.

Fred Shapiro

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