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cir·cum·ci·sion

n 1  :  the act of circumcising  a  :  the cutting off of the foreskin of males that is practiced as a religious rite by Jews and Muslims and as a sanitary measure in modern surgery  b  :  the cutting off of the prepuce and clitoris of females that is practiced as a religious rite or as a practical or punitive measure in some cultures  2  :  the condition of being circumcised .
 
 

 
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