Circumvolving
Circumvolve Cir`cum*volve", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Circumvolved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circumvolving}.] [L. circumvolvere, -volutum; circum + volvere to roll.] To roll round; to cause to revolve; to put into a circular motion. --Herrick. [1913 Webster]

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  • Circumvolve — Cir cum*volve , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Circumvolved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circumvolving}.] [L. circumvolvere, volutum; circum + volvere to roll.] To roll round; to cause to revolve; to put into a circular motion. Herrick. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Circumvolved — Circumvolve Cir cum*volve , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Circumvolved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circumvolving}.] [L. circumvolvere, volutum; circum + volvere to roll.] To roll round; to cause to revolve; to put into a circular motion. Herrick. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circumvolve — /serr keuhm volv /, v.t., v.i., circumvolved, circumvolving. to revolve or wind about. [1590 1600; < L circumvolv(ere), equiv. to circum CIRCUM + volvere to roll (see EVOLVE)] * * * …   Universalium

  • circumvolve — (v.) 1640s, from L. circumvolvere to roll round, revolve, from circum (see CIRCUM (Cf. circum )) + volvere to turn around, roll (see VULVA (Cf. vulva)). Related: Circumvolved; circumvolving …   Etymology dictionary

  • circumvolve — /sɜkəmˈvɒlv/ (say serkuhm volv) verb (t), verb (i) (circumvolved, circumvolving) → revolve. {Latin circumvolvere roll round} …   Australian English dictionary

  • circumvolve — [sʉr΄kəm välv′] vt., vi. circumvolved, circumvolving [L circumvolvere < circum, around + volvere, to roll: see WALK] to revolve …   English World dictionary

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