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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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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
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circumcise

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

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circumcise

[ˈsɜːkəmˌsaɪz] vtcirconcidere
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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
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cir·cum·cise

vt. circuncidar.
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circumcise

vt circuncidar
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References in periodicals archive ?
No one circumcises their daughter at the daya anymore, because medicine has progressed."--Urban woman with daughters aged four and seven
To probe the influence of different actors' preferences regarding FGC, we presented respondents with four vignettes in which they were asked to advise hypothetical mothers on whether to circumcise their daughter.
In analyzing the vignette data, we examined whether the respondent's advice to the hypothetical mother reflected her own preferences (i.e., the respondent answered "should circumcise" to both questions in a set, or "should not circumcise" to both); the future husband's preferences or the doctor's recommendation (the respondent answered "should circumcise," then "should not circumcise"); or the hypothetical mother's preferences (the respondent answered "should not circumcise," then "should circumcise").
Mothers who intended to circumcise their oldest daughter, or had already done so, reported the daughter's actual or intended age at circumcision as 10 or 11.
Moreover, 89% of Christians said that they did not intend to circumcise their eldest daughter, suggesting that this population has largely abandoned the practice of FGC; only 6% intended to have their eldest daughter circumcised or had already done so, while the remaining 5% planned to get a doctor's opinion.
We conducted a multivariate regression analysis to identify characteristics associated with women's intention to consult a doctor regarding whether to circumcise their daughters (Table 3).
Ninety-one percent of respondents who had circumcised or intended to circumcise their daughters said that they had had or would have it done by a medical practitioner (not shown).