verb (used with object), cir·cum·cised, cir·cum·cis·ing.
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Origin of circumcise
OTHER WORDS FROM circumcisecir·cum·cis·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for circumcise
Jews circumcise their infant boys on the eighth day of life; Muslims generally do so before age 10.Do Circumcision Bans Protect Kids’ Rights, Or Infringe Upon Parents’?|Michael Schulson|February 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To those who circumcise for religious purposes, the criminalization of the ritual is nothing more than religious discrimination.
Saint Paul said that we ought rather to circumcise the heart.
Most Americans circumcise their sons for perceived health reasons.
But, till then, I cannot truckle to tithe-mongers,—nor can I imagine what has made you circumcise your Seraphs.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 6 (of 6)|Thomas Moore
Moses hath given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers); and on the sabbath ye circumcise a man.His Life|William E. Barton, Theodore G. Soares, Sydney Strong
They pray in mosques, and circumcise their boys, and yet some of them observe the Hindu festivals.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
Infant deformation is not practised in any form by the Mafulu people; nor do they circumcise their children.The Mafulu|Robert W. Williamson
In disregard of the monks, the Indians secretly circumcise their children.A Visit to the Philippine Islands|John Bowring