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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of circumcidere, from circum- ( CIRCUM-) + caedere 'to cut'

circumcise

verb
     
Related topics: Religion
cir‧cum‧cise [transitive]
1HBRR to cut off the skin at the end of the penis (=male sex organ)
2 to cut off a woman's clitoris (=part of her sex organs)

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