circumcise


cir·cum·cise

verb \ˈsər-kəm-ˌsīz\

: to cut off the skin (called the foreskin) at the end of the penis of (a man or boy)

: to cut off the clitoris or outer sexual organs of (a woman or girl)

cir·cum·cisedcir·cum·cis·ing

Full Definition of CIRCUMCISE

transitive verb
1
:  to cut off the foreskin of (a male) or the prepuce of (a female)
2
:  to cut off all or part of the external genitalia and especially the clitoris and labia minora of (a female)
cir·cum·cis·er noun

Origin of CIRCUMCISE

Middle English, from Latin circumcisus, past participle of circumcidere, from circum- + caedere to cut
First Known Use: 13th century

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cir·cum·cise

transitive verb \ˈsər-kəm-ˌsīz\   (Medical Dictionary)
cir·cum·cisedcir·cum·cis·ing

Medical Definition of CIRCUMCISE

: to cut off the prepuce of (a male) or the clitoris of (a female)
cir·cum·cis·er noun

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