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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 Continuous
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Past Continuous
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Article 38 of the Convention, entitled 'Female genital mutilation', states: 'Parties shall take the necessary legislative or other measures to ensure that the following intentional conducts are criminalised: a) excising, infibulating or performing any other mutilation to the whole or any part of a woman's labia majora, labia minora or clitoris; b) coercing or procuring a woman to undergo any of the acts listed in point a; c) inciting, coercing or procuring a girl to undergo any of the acts listed in point a.