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Definition of circumcise verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    circumcise

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈsɜːkəmsaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrkəmsaɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they circumcise
    BrE BrE//ˈsɜːkəmsaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrkəmsaɪz//
     
    he / she / it circumcises
    BrE BrE//ˈsɜːkəmsaɪzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrkəmsaɪzɪz//
     
    past simple circumcised
    BrE BrE//ˈsɜːkəmsaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrkəmsaɪzd//
     
    past participle circumcised
    BrE BrE//ˈsɜːkəmsaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrkəmsaɪzd//
     
    -ing form circumcising
    BrE BrE//ˈsɜːkəmsaɪzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrkəmsaɪzɪŋ//
     
    Operations, Religious ceremonies
     
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  1. 1circumcise somebody to remove the foreskin of a boy or man for religious or medical reasons See related entries: Operations, Religious ceremonies
  2. 2circumcise somebody to cut off part of the sex organs of a girl or woman See related entries: Operations, Religious ceremonies
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French circonciser, or from Latin circumcis- ‘cut around’, from the verb circumcidere, from circum ‘around, about’ + caedere ‘to cut’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: circumcise