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circumcise

 [ser´kum-sīz]
to perform circumcision.

cir·cum·cise

(ser'kŭm-sīz),
To remove the prepuce or other tissue by circumferential incision (circumcision).

circumcise

/cir·cum·cise/ (ser´kum-sīz) to perform circumcision.

circumcise

(sûr′kəm-sīz′)
tr.v. circum·cised, circum·cising, circum·cises
1. To remove the prepuce of (a male).
2. To remove all or part of the clitoris, prepuce, or labia of (a female).

cir′cum·cis′er n.

cir·cum·cise

(sĭr'kŭm-sīz)
To perform circumcision, especially of the prepuce.

circumcise

to perform circumcision. See also preputial prolapse.
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Often the chosen woman is the actual wife of the circumciser, if not, Bell maintains, this simply means that some men have two promised wives (1980:257-8).
Alison, 41, said: "There is a rumour that I've heard repeated that there's a practising circumciser in Balsall Heath.
Surely, the circumciser, many of whom are itinerant, illiterate individuals who rely upon their trade for their livelihood, cannot be the individuals who give monetary compensation to the victims of FGM.
circumcision took place in a field, near a river, the boy being held in a line by his guardian while a traditional circumciser cut, in quick succession, each of the boys.
In each case, the circumciser, or mohel, used his mouth to suck blood away from the infant's surgical wound, as Jewish doctrine has encouraged since the fifth century.
There was an old woman there who held dirty old scissors and a sharp knife - this was the circumciser.
Moreover, the range of professions depicted pictographically in all four cemeteries is limited to ritual circumciser, planters, and, in the aforementioned case, a musician.
One circumciser explains that she carries out her job because 'then they are well-behaved and clean - not dirty any more.
The circumciser then pours some traditional herb on the wound that causes excruciating pain.
305) However, the charges were dropped because "[t]he circumciser did not know that FGM was illegal .
In an essay On Aboriginal Religion, Stanner (1966:116) deals with the work of the circumciser in Daly River country.
In 1994, however, the government of Ghana passed a law banning female genital cutting, and in 1996 a circumciser in the Kassena-Nankana area was jailed.