infibulate

infibulate

[in-fib-yuh-leyt]
verb (used with object), infibulated, infibulating.
1.
to stitch together the vulva of (a girl or woman), often after a clitoridectomy, in order to prevent intercourse.
2.
to stitch the prepuce of (a male).

infibulation, noun
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infibulate (ɪnˈfɪbjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to enclose (esp the genitals, to prevent sexual intercourse) with a clasp
 
[C17: from Latin infībulāre, from in-² + fibula clasp, fibula]
 
infibu'lation
 
n

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