- to stitch together the vulva of (a girl or woman), often after a clitoridectomy, in order to prevent intercourse.
- to stitch the prepuce of (a male).
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- (tr) to enclose (esp the genitals, to prevent sexual intercourse) with a clasp
Word Origin for infibulate
C17: from Latin infībulāre, from in- ² + fibula clasp, fibula
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