verb (used without object), cir·cu·lat·ed, cir·cu·lat·ing.
verb (used with object), cir·cu·lat·ed, cir·cu·lat·ing.
Origin of circulate
Examples from the Web for circulate
In medicine, Lazarus is the patient who, believed dead, spontaneously starts to circulate blood.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead|Sandeep Jauhar|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And when a fraudulent work hits the marketplace, it tends to circulate.
The exhibit began traveling across the country in December and will circulate through nine cities until 2014.
Choit documents the fading, cyan-heavy images that circulate in shop windows all over modern cities.
More than 250,000 copies of Israel Hayom circulate daily, making it the most widely read paper in Israel.
O ye men and women of the world, take this book and warn all sinners, or copy it out and circulate it for general information!
Capital reappeared, and money began to circulate freely again.The Secret of the League|Ernest Bramah
The next step was to introduce conical tubes by which the water could circulate through the main fire flue (Galloway boiler).Farm Engines and How to Run Them|James H. Stephenson
No two persons have the same resisting power toward poisons that circulate in the blood.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield
About midnight his limbs became stiff, the blood soon ceased to circulate, and he was found in the morning, a stiff corpse.The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft
British Dictionary definitions for circulate
Word Origin for circulate
Word Origin and History for circulate
1540s (late 15c. as a past participle adjective), as a chemical term for alternating vaporization and condensation, from Latin circulatus, past participle of circulare "to form a circle," from circulus (see circle (n.)). Meaning "to move around, revolve" is from 1670s; of blood, from 1650s; of persons, "to mingle in a social gathering," from 1863. Sense of "to pass about freely" is from 1660s; of newspapers from 1885. Related: Circulated; circulating.