infibulate

[ in-fib-yuh-leyt ]
/ ɪnˈfɪb yəˌleɪt /

verb (used with object), in·fib·u·lat·ed, in·fib·u·lat·ing.

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).

Related forms

in·fib·u·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for infibulate

infibulate

/ (ɪnˈfɪbjʊˌleɪt) /

verb

(tr) to enclose (esp the genitals, to prevent sexual intercourse) with a clasp

Derived Forms

infibulation, noun

Word Origin for infibulate

C17: from Latin infībulāre, from in- ² + fibula clasp, fibula
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