Infibulation meaning

infibyo͝olāzhən
The practice, as in some areas of North Africa, of sewing up most of the opening to the vagina, esp. of unmarried girls, to prevent sexual intercourse.
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An act of fastening, especially the stitching together of the labia to prevent intercourse.
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Origin of infibulation

  • From Latin infībulō (“to close with a clasp or pin”).

    From Wiktionary