circumcise ( circumcises 3rd person present) ( circumcising present participle) ( circumcised past tense & past participle )
1 verb If a boy or man is circumcised, the loose skin at the end of his penis is cut off.
He had been circumcised within eight days of birth as required by Jewish law. be V-ed
circumcision n-uncount also a N
Jews and Moslems practise circumcision for religious reasons.
2 verb In some cultures, if a girl or woman is circumcised, her clitoris is cut or cut off.
An estimated number of 90 to 100 million women around the world living today have been circumcised. be V-ed
...a campaigner against female circumcision.
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