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"circumcise" in British English

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circumciseverb [T]

uk   /ˈsɜː.kəm.saɪz/  us   /ˈsɝː-/
to ​cut the ​protectinglooseskin off a boy's penis, for ​medical, ​traditional, or ​religiousreasons
circumcision
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌsɜː.kəmˈsɪʒ.ən/  us   /ˌsɝː-/
(Definition of circumcise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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circumciseverb [T]

 us   /ˈsɜr·kəmˌsɑɪz/
to ​cut off the ​foreskin
circumcision
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌsɜr·kəmˈsɪʒ·ən/
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