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English definition of “circumcise”


verb [T] uk   /ˈsɜː.kəm.saɪz/ us    /ˈsɝː-/
to cut the protecting loose skin off a boy's penis, or to cut away a girl's clitoris and the skin around it, for medical, traditional, or religious reasons
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌsɜː.kəmˈsɪʒ.ən/ us    /ˌsɝː-/
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