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Definition of the verb circumcise

What does circumcise mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: circumcised | circumcising | circumcises

  1. cut the skin over the clitoris
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: cut = separate with or as if with an instrument
  2. cut the foreskin off male babies or teenage boys
    • example: During the bris, the baby boy is circumcised
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: remove / take / take away / withdraw = remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
    • entailment: cut = separate with or as if with an instrument

Alternative definition of the verb circumcise


  1. To amputate the prepuce from a penis.
  2. To amputate the clitoris, prepuce, or labia.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for circumcise

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Google previewThe Book of Genesis, Chapters 1-17 (1990)

by Victor P. Hamilton

to circumcise is a breach of covenant. It is the omission of this ritual act that nullifies the covenant, rather than the failure to walk obediently and blamelessly before Yahweh (v. 1). Such a covenant breach is described in the last phrase of v .

Google previewYour High-risk Pregnancy (2009)

A Practical and Supportive Guide by Diana Raab, Errol R. Norwitz

The decision to circumcise is a personal one and depends on the parents' values . The procedure is performed either by the obstetrician, pediatrician, or nurse- midwife. In religiousjewish families, it is usually performed by the rabbi at home on ...

Google previewNarrative and Identity (2007)

An Ethical Reading of Exodus 4 by Athena E. Gorospe

The failure to circumcise is a foreign. 287 E.g., Penchansky, Rough Beast ...

Google previewPediatric Primary Care - Pageburst on VitalSource (2008)

by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, Margaret A. Brady, Nancy Barber Starr, Catherine G. Blosser

The decision to circumcise is the parents' responsibility, although the provider can provide factual information on the risks and potential benefits of the procedure. Proponents of circumcision claim that it keeps the glans cleaner; the chance for ...

Google previewMrs. Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters (1851)

The command to circumcise is a command to baptize.

Google previewZions̓ Works (1899)

New Light on the Bible, from the Coming of Shiloh, the Spirit of Truth, 1828-1837 by John Ward

To circumcise means to cut all round, to cut away the foreskin, or former knowledge ; to take away the veil of darkness from the understanding, and this is the circumcision in which a Man is to glory ; see Gal. vi. 1 1 to 16 — ' Ye see how ZION'S ...

Google previewSmart Parents Handbook for Early Parenthood (2014)

Super Mom & Dad by Sarwat Nasim Shah

The best timeto circumcise is the neonatal stage, if the child is completely healthy and stable. The main purpose of this procedure is cleanliness. Scientific studies now state that ...

Google preview"They Shall Purify Themselves" (2008)

Essays on Purity in Early Judaism by Susan Haber, Adele Reinhartz

Although failure to circumcise is a clear transgression of the Law, it is not ...

Google previewVines Expository Dictionary of Old Testament Words

by W.E Vine, Rev Terry Kulakowski

To describe the “heart” attitude, several writers of Scripture use the verb “to circumcise.” The “circumcision” of the flesh is a physical sign of commitment to God. Deuteronomy particularly is fond of the spiritual usage of the verb “to circumcise”: ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's American Sign Language Dictionary (2008)

by Elaine Costello

circumcise circuit board' n. A thin rectangular hoard containing or imprinted with various electronic components and microchips: Insert a circuit board in the computer. □ [Inserting a circuit board in a slot) Beginning with the left flattened C hand ...

Google previewEnglish-Cayuga/Cayuga-English Dictionary (2002)

by Frances Froman, Carrie Joan Dyck, Alfred Keye, Lottie Keye

circle see: wheel e-nihs-ga:', we-nihs-ga:' wheel; circle; hoop circular see: round de-yotw'e-ng:nih it is round circumcise e-ha-di-neh-wrya'k they (m) will circumcise it [stem: -nehwiya'g- circumcise; consists of: -neh(wa)N- skin, ...

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Quotes about circumcise

circumcise your heart
be born again
enter the Kingdom of God

(John Celes)
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Scrabble value of C3I1R1C3U1M3C3I1S1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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