tr.v. in·fib·u·lat·ed, in·fib·u·lat·ing, in·fib·u·lates
To close off or obstruct the genitals of, especially by sewing together the labia majora in females or fastening the prepuce in males, so as to prevent sexual intercourse.
[Latin īnfībulāre, īnfībulāt-, to clasp with a brooch, infibulate : in-, on; see IN-2 + fībula, brooch, clasp; see FIBULA.]
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