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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

verb

  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 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 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 previewThe Book of Genesis, Chapters 1 - 17 (1995)

The failure 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 ...

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 previewTravels into the Interior of South Africa ... The second edition, with additions and alterations. Illustrated, etc (1822)

To circumcise is a peculiar profession, and it seems to be the only exclusive profession known among them. Those who follow this occupation, travel from village to village, circumcising such as may be of the proper age. They generally remain ...

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 previewTravels in the Interior of Africa (1813)

To circumcise is a peculiar profession, and it seems to be the only exclusive profession known among them. Those who follow this occupation, travel from village to village, circumcising such as may be of the proper age. They generally ...

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 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 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 previewA Dictionary of the Holy Bible (1813)

- CIRCUMCISE the flesh, Gen. 17. 11. Deut. 10. 16. circumcise the foreskin of your ...

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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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