circumfluent
adjective Etymology: from Latin circumfluent-, circumfluens, present participle of circumfluere to flow around, from circum- + fluere to flow — more at fluid Date: 1577 flowing round or surrounding in the manner of a fluid • circumfluous adjective

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  • Circumfluent — Cir*cum flu*ent, Circumfluous Cir*cum flu*ous, a. [L. circumfluere, p. pr. of circumfluere; circum + fluere to flow; also L. circumfluus.] Flowing round; surrounding in the manner of a fluid. The deep, circumfluent waves. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circumfluent — index circuitous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • circumfluent — [sər kum′flo͞o əssər kum′flo͞o ənt] adj. [L circumfluens, prp. of circumfluere, to flow around < circum, around + fluere, to flow: see FLUENT] flowing around; surrounding; encompassing: also circumfluous [sər kum′flo͞o əs] …   English World dictionary

  • circumfluent — circumfluence, n. /seuhr kum flooh euhnt/, adj. flowing around; encompassing. [1570 80; < L circumfluent (s. of circumfluens, prp. of circumfluere to flow around). See CIRCUM , FLUENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • circumfluent — [sə: kʌmflʊənt] adjective rare flowing round; surrounding. Derivatives circumfluence noun Origin C16: from L. circumfluent , circumfluere flow around …   English new terms dictionary

  • circumfluent — cir•cum•flu•ent [[t]sərˈkʌm flu ənt[/t]] adj. flowing around; encompassing • Etymology: 1570–80; < L circumfluent s. of circumfluēns < circumfluere to flow around. See circum , fluent cir•cum′flu•ous, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • circumfluent — /səˈkʌmfluənt/ (say suh kumfloohuhnt) adjective flowing round; encompassing: two circumfluent rivers. –circumfluence, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • circumfluent — adj. encompassing; flowing around …   English contemporary dictionary

  • circumfluent — cir·cum·flu·ent …   English syllables

  • circumfluent —   a. flowing round.    ♦ circumfluence, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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