circumcise

verb cir·cum·cise \ ˈsər-kᵊm-ˌsīz \

Definition of circumcise

circumcised; circumcising
transitive verb
:to cut off the foreskin of (a male) or the prepuce or clitoris and labia minora of (a female)

circumciser

noun

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Origin and Etymology of circumcise

Middle English, from Latin circumcisus, past participle of circumcidere, from circum- + caedere to cut


CIRCUMCISE Defined for English Language Learners

circumcise

verb

Definition of circumcise for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


Medical Dictionary

circumcise

transitive verb cir·cum·cise \ ˈsər-kəm-ˌsīz \

medical Definition of circumcise

circumcised; circumcising
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) — see female genital mutilation

circumciser

noun


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