Definition of Circumcise

1. Verb. Cut the skin over the clitoris.

Generic synonyms: Cut

2. Verb. Cut the foreskin off male babies or teenage boys. "During the bris, the baby boy is circumcised"
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Entails: Cut
Derivative terms: Circumcision, Circumcision

Definition of Circumcise

1. v. t. To cut off the prepuce of foreskin of, in the case of males, and the internal labia of, in the case of females.

Definition of Circumcise

1. Verb. To amputate the prepuce from a penis. ¹

2. Verb. To amputate the clitoris, prepuce, or labia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Circumcise

1. [v -CISED, -CISING, -CISES]

Medical Definition of Circumcise

1. To perform circumcision, especially of the prepuce. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Circumcise

circumaural
circumaxillary
circumbendibus
circumbendibuses
circumbinary
circumboreal
circumbulbar
circumburst
circumcenter
circumcenters
circumcentre
circumcentres
circumcinct
circumcircle
circumcircles
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circumcisers
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circumcisions
circumcisor
circumcisors
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circumcized
circumcizes
circumcizing
circumclusion

Literary usage of Circumcise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Explanatory notes upon the New Testament by John Wesley (1813)
"And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his Hither. ..."

2. The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments (1903)
"2 f At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee 4 sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time. ..."

3. A Description of the Coasts of East Africa and Malabar in the Beginning of by Duarte Barbosa (1866)
"that they circumcise themselves, and mark themselves on the temples and forehead with fire, and also in water, like the Catholic Christians. ..."

4. A Journal Or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian by George Fox, William Penn, Margaret Fox, Thomas Ellwood (1832)
"truth, which is over all the worships that are out of God's Spirit and ' that doth baptize them and circumcise them, plunging down and cut- ' ting off the ..."

5. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Fl├╝gel (1874)
"HcL. to circumcise; 3. ./if>. to prune (the expression, &c.); to cut off (one's opportunity, Sec.); to lessen (one's wages, ..."

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