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in·fib·u·late

 (ĭn-fĭb′yə-lāt′)
tr.v. in·fib·u·lat·ed, in·fib·u·lat·ing, in·fib·u·lates
To close off or obstruct the genitals of, especially by sewing together the labia majora in females or fastening the prepuce in males, so as to prevent sexual intercourse.

[Latin īnfībulāre, īnfībulāt-, to clasp with a brooch, infibulate : in-, on; see in-2 + fībula, brooch, clasp; see fibula.]

in·fib′u·la′tion n.

infibulate

(ɪnˈfɪbjʊˌleɪt)
vb
(Medicine) (tr) to enclose (esp the genitals, to prevent sexual intercourse) with a clasp
[C17: from Latin infībulāre, from in-2 + fibula clasp, fibula]
inˌfibuˈlation n

infibulate


Past participle: infibulated
Gerund: infibulating

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would infibulate
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Past Conditional
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