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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sur-kuh m-sahyz]
    • /ˈsɜr kəmˌsaɪz/
    • /ˈsɜː.kəm.saɪz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-kuh m-sahyz]
    • /ˈsɜr kəmˌsaɪz/

Definitions of circumcise word

  • verb circumcise If a boy or man is circumcised, the loose skin at the end of his penis is cut off. 3
  • verb circumcise In some cultures, if a girl or woman is circumcised, her clitoris is cut or cut off. 3
  • verb circumcise to remove the foreskin of (a male) 3
  • verb circumcise to incise surgically the skin over the clitoris of (a female) 3
  • verb circumcise to remove the clitoris of (a female) 3
  • verb circumcise to perform the religious rite of circumcision on (someone) 3

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Origin of circumcise

First appearance:

before 1200
One of the 9% oldest English words
1200-50; Middle English circumcisen < Latin circumcīsus (past participle of circumcīdere to cut around), equivalent to circum- circum- + -cīsus (-cīd- cut + -tus past participle suffix; see -cide)

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Parts of speech for Circumcise


circumcise popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

circumcise usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with circumcise

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