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Meaning of circumcise

cir•cum•cise

Pronunciation: (sûr'kum-sīz"), [key]
— -cised, -cis•ing.
  1. to remove the prepuce of (a male), esp. as a religious rite.
  2. to remove the clitoris, prepuce, or labia of (a female).
  3. to purify spiritually.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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