Circumfuse \Cir`cum*fuse"\, v. t. [L. circumfusus, p. p. of circumfundere to pour around; circum + fundere to pour.] To pour round; to spread round. [1913 Webster]

His army circumfused on either wing. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • circumfuse — index diffuse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • circumfuse — [sʉr΄kəm fyo͞oz′] vt. circumfused, circumfusing [< L circumfusus, pp. of circumfundere < circum, around + fundere, to pour: see FOUND3] 1. to pour or spread (a fluid) around; diffuse 2. to surround (with a fluid); suffuse ( in) circumfusion …   English World dictionary

  • circumfuse — transitive verb ( fused; fusing) Etymology: Latin circumfusus, past participle of circumfundere to pour around, from circum + fundere to pour more at found Date: 1605 surround, envelop • circumfusion noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • circumfuse — circumfusion /serr keuhm fyooh zheuhn/, n. /serr keuhm fyoohz /, v.t., circumfused, circumfusing. 1. to pour around; diffuse. 2. to surround as with a fluid; suffuse: An atmosphere of joy circumfused the celebration. [1590 1600; < L circumfusus… …   Universalium

  • circumfuse — verb /ˈsɜː(ɹ).kəmˌfjʊz/ a) To pour round; to spread round, as a fluid. b) To spread round; to surround …   Wiktionary

  • circumfuse — [ˌsə:kəm fju:z] verb archaic pour (a liquid) so as to encircle something. Origin C16: from L. circumfus , circumfundere pour around …   English new terms dictionary

  • circumfuse — cir·cum·fuse …   English syllables

  • circumfuse — cir•cum•fuse [[t]ˌsɜr kəmˈfyuz[/t]] v. t. fused, fus•ing 1) to pour around; spread 2) to surround as with a fluid; suffuse • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L circumfūsus, ptp. of circumfundere to pour around. See circum , fuse II cir cum•fu′sion ˈfyu …   From formal English to slang

  • circumfuse — /sɜkəmˈfjuz/ (say serkuhm fyoohz) verb (t) (circumfused, circumfusing) 1. to pour round; diffuse. 2. to surround as with a fluid; suffuse. {Latin circumfūsus, past participle, poured around} –circumfusion, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • circumfuse —   v.t. surround with liquid; pour round.    ♦ circumfusion, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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