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circumcise

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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circumcisecir‧cum‧cise /ˈsɜːkəmsaɪz $ ˈsɜːr-/ verb [transitive]  1 HBRRto cut off the skin at the end of the penis (=male sex organ)2 HBHto cut off a woman’s clitoris (=part of her sex organs)
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circumciseAnd in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.At boys' initiation ceremonies, a Mukula log is put near the place where they are circumcised.Every man child among you shall be circumcised.Some of the boys were up to 13 years old and some of the women had been forcibly circumcised.Will his foreskin loosen up or should I have him circumcised?Robin's father remembered being circumcised after his father's death, when he was seven.And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.If this rate operated annually then 5.6% of boys aged 17 would be circumcised - not substantially different from the Mersey figure.
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Verb table
circumcise
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycircumcise
he, she, itcircumcises
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycircumcised
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave circumcised
he, she, ithas circumcised
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad circumcised
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill circumcise
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have circumcised
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam circumcising
he, she, itis circumcising
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you, we, theyare circumcising
Past
I, he, she, itwas circumcising
you, we, theywere circumcising
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been circumcising
he, she, ithas been circumcising
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been circumcising
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be circumcising
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been circumcising
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