circumcision

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noun cir·cum·ci·sion \ˌsər-kəm-ˈsi-zhən, ˈsər-kəm-ˌ\

Definition of circumcision

  1. 1a :  the act of circumcising; especially :  the cutting off of the foreskin of males that is practiced as a religious rite by Jews and Muslims and by others as a social custom or for potential health benefits (such as improved hygiene)b :  female genital mutilationc :  the condition of being circumcised

  2. 2 capitalized :  January 1 observed as a festival in some churches in commemoration of the circumcision of Jesus

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First Known Use of circumcision

12th century


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circumcision

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noun cir·cum·ci·sion \ˌsər-kəm-ˈsizh-ən\

Medical Definition of circumcision

  1. 1:  the act of circumcising:a:  the cutting off of the foreskin of males that is practiced as a religious rite by Jews and Muslims and as a sanitary measure in modern surgeryb:  female genital mutilation

  2. 2:  the condition of being circumcised



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