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  Definition of circumcision
  1. the act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males
  2. the act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite
  3. (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st
Similar Words: Circumcision, Feast of the Circumcision, January 1

 

Hyponyms: Berith, Berit, Brith, Bris, Briss

 

Derivational Morphology: circumcise

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: besnijdenis   Finnish: ympärileikkaus  
French: circoncision   German: Beschneidung  
Greek: περιτομή   Hebrew: ברית מילה  
Japanese: 割礼   Korean: 할례  
Malay: khatan   Polish: obrzezanie  
Romanian: circumcizie   Spanish: circuncisión  
 
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