verb (used without object), cir·cu·lat·ed, cir·cu·lat·ing.
verb (used with object), cir·cu·lat·ed, cir·cu·lat·ing.
- circular triangle,
- circular velocity,
- circulating capital,
- circulating decimal,
- circulating library,
- circulating medium,
Origin of circulate
Examples from the Web for circulated
Normal procedure is that any member country can request that a document be circulated, and the UN does it pro-forma.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say Studio Exec Picked Kim Jong-Un as the Villain of ‘The Interview’|William Boot|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To create that all-important alcohol content, the fumes are circulated out of the still into condensers.
The letter to Kerry was circulated in the senate by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a Republican and Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat.
They circulated petitions and shared their case with the conservative attendees.
Pictures of families hiding in the mountains have circulated widely on Iraqi social media.
Hints were circulated, and rumors reached him, that he was watched; that it was no time for hanging back.Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)|Charles James Lever
The histories however that were circulated on the subject of oracles are exceedingly suspicious.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
After dinner he circulated gracefully in the ladies' lounge, and took coffee there surrounded by a chattering bevy.Where the Blue Begins|Christopher Morley
He alluded with anger to the report which had been circulated of his, (Maroney's) marriage.The Expressman and the Detective|Allan Pinkerton
He was popular on the stage; some of his plays were circulated separately in cheap and very perishable quartos.Shakespeare, Bacon and the Great Unknown|Andrew Lang
Word Origin 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.