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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
I had infibulated
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Future
I will infibulate
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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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Under section 1(1) of the FGM Act 2003, 'A person is guilty of an offence if he excises, infibulates or otherwise mutilates the whole or any part of a girl's labia majora, labia minora or clitoris'.
28) The FGM Act states that "[a] person is guilty of an offence if he excises, infibulates or otherwise mutilates the whole or any part of a girl's labia majora, labia minora or clitoris.
knowingly circumcises, excises, or infibulates the whole or any part of
a) Except as provided in subsection (b), whoever knowingly circumcises, excises, or infibulates the whole or any part of the labia majora or labia minora or clitoris of another person who has not attained the age of 18years shall be freed under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.
section] 116 (2006) (providing in pertinent part; "whoever knowingly circumcises, excises, or infibulates the whole or any part of the labia majora or labia minora or clitoris of another person who has not attained the age of 18 years shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.