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English definition of “circumcise”

circumcise

verb [T]     /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 reasonsSurgery circumcision     /ˌsɜː.kəmˈsɪʒ.ən/ US  /ˌsɝː-/ noun [C or U] Surgery
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