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cir·cum·cise

 (sûr′kəm-sīz′)
tr.v. cir·cum·cised, cir·cum·cis·ing, cir·cum·cis·es
1. To remove the prepuce of (a male).
2. To remove all or part of the clitoris, prepuce, or labia of (a female).

[Middle English circumcisen, from Latin circumcīdere, circumcīs-, to cut around : circum-, circum- + caedere, to cut; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.]

cir′cum·cis′er n.

circumcise

(ˈsɜːkəmˌsaɪz)
vb (tr)
1. (Surgery) to remove the foreskin of (a male)
2. (Surgery) to incise surgically the skin over the clitoris of (a female)
3. (Surgery) to remove the clitoris of (a female)
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to perform the religious rite of circumcision on (someone)
[C13: from Latin circumcīdere, from circum- + caedere to cut]
ˈcircumˌciser n

cir•cum•cise

(ˈsɜr kəmˌsaɪz)

v.t. -cised, -cis•ing.
1. to remove the prepuce of (a male), esp. as a religious rite.
2. to remove the clitoris, prepuce, or labia of (a female).
[1200–50; Middle English < Latin circumcīsus, past participle of circumcīdere to cut around]
cir′cum•cis`er, n.

circumcise


Past participle: circumcised
Gerund: circumcising

Imperative
circumcise
circumcise
Present
I circumcise
you circumcise
he/she/it circumcises
we circumcise
you circumcise
they circumcise
Preterite
I circumcised
you circumcised
he/she/it circumcised
we circumcised
you circumcised
they circumcised
Present Continuous
I am circumcising
you are circumcising
he/she/it is circumcising
we are circumcising
you are circumcising
they are circumcising
Present Perfect
I have circumcised
you have circumcised
he/she/it has circumcised
we have circumcised
you have circumcised
they have circumcised
Past Continuous
I was circumcising
you were circumcising
he/she/it was circumcising
we were circumcising
you were circumcising
they were circumcising
Past Perfect
I had circumcised
you had circumcised
he/she/it had circumcised
we had circumcised
you had circumcised
they had circumcised
Future
I will circumcise
you will circumcise
he/she/it will circumcise
we will circumcise
you will circumcise
they will circumcise
Future Perfect
I will have circumcised
you will have circumcised
he/she/it will have circumcised
we will have circumcised
you will have circumcised
they will have circumcised
Future Continuous
I will be circumcising
you will be circumcising
he/she/it will be circumcising
we will be circumcising
you will be circumcising
they will be circumcising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been circumcising
you have been circumcising
he/she/it has been circumcising
we have been circumcising
you have been circumcising
they have been circumcising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been circumcising
you will have been circumcising
he/she/it will have been circumcising
we will have been circumcising
you will have been circumcising
they will have been circumcising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been circumcising
you had been circumcising
he/she/it had been circumcising
we had been circumcising
you had been circumcising
they had been circumcising
Conditional
I would circumcise
you would circumcise
he/she/it would circumcise
we would circumcise
you would circumcise
they would circumcise
Past Conditional
I would have circumcised
you would have circumcised
he/she/it would have circumcised
we would have circumcised
you would have circumcised
they would have circumcised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.circumcise - cut the skin over the clitoris
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
2.circumcise - cut the foreskin off male babies or teenage boys; "During the bris, the baby boy is circumcised"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
Translations
يَخْتِنُ الفَتاهيُطَهِّرُ الصَّبي، يَنْزَعُ القُلْفَـه
obřezat
omskære
ympärileikata
ख़तना करना
körülmetél
umskera
apipjaustytiapipjaustymas
apgraizītklitora operacijuveikt
obrzezaćobrzezywać
circumcide
obrezaťurobiť obriezku
kadının bızırını kesmeksünnet etmek

circumcise

[ˈsɜːkəmsaɪz] VTcircuncidar

circumcise

[ˈsɜːrkəmsaɪz] vt [+ male] → circoncire; [+ female] → exciser

circumcise

circumcise

[ˈsɜːkəmˌsaɪz] vtcirconcidere

circumcise

(ˈsəːkəmsaiz) verb
1. to remove the foreskin (of a man).
2. to remove a part of the clitoris (of a woman).
ˌcircumˈcision (-ˈsiʒən) noun

cir·cum·cise

vt. circuncidar.

circumcise

vt circuncidar
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Typically, acceptability research takes the form of qualitative studies or self-report questionnaires asking men and/or women to comment on their willingness to circumcise themselves (in the case of men), their partners (in the case of women; male partners have not been included in the research at this time), or their children (men and women).
Out of the 92% of circumcised mothers, only 35% intend to circumcise their daughters.
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There seems to be a strong male lobby that feels it is immoral to circumcise babies and that it's a violation of their human rights.
The indigenous elder said the injuries could have been caused by a visiting family member who is still learning how to circumcise, which involves removing the foreskin of the penis.
Campaigns to circumcise tens of thousands of men in southern Africa are falling victim to lingering acceptability issues six years after the procedure was first recommended to help prevent HIV infection, according to speakers at the 2nd International Conference for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV in Paris last week.
The response to the programme has been remarkable considering that it is concentrated in communi- ties that traditionally do not circumcise their men," said Dr.
Dr Limakatso Lebina, a founder of the clinic said, This clinic will circumcise men and will ensure that they have lifelong partial protection against HIV .
So if you do not want us to circumcise our little girls, if you really believe that female circumcision is bad, then you must first show us a medicine to cure lawalawa.
The number of American parents choosing to circumcise their infant males has been steadily declining, from a peak of 85 percent in the 1960s to around 50 percent today.
People here circumcise their daughters because they believe itAAEs required in Islam.
She refused to circumcise her two other daughters after learning about the side effects and hearing a religious leader preach against the practice.