Pronunciation: (sûr'kum-sīz"), [key]
—v.t., -cised, -cis•ing.
1. to remove the prepuce of (a male), esp. as a religious rite.
2. to remove the clitoris, prepuce, or labia of (a female).
3. to purify spiritually.
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