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
Synonyms for circulate
Examples from the Web for circulatory
Contemporary Examples of circulatory
Cool OffIn addition to freshening up your face and body, showers can help stimulate the circulatory system and metabolism.Short on Zzz’s? 15 Research-Backed Sleep Hacks
May 9, 2014
He boasted of doing so much drugs that he had enough “running through my circulatory system to sedate Guatemala.”The Real Wolf of Wall Street: Jordan Belfort’s Vulgar Memoirs
December 20, 2013
Historical Examples of circulatory
Vascular: relating to the blood-vessels or circulatory system.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
It may be a chemical one but more probably it is a circulatory one.Psychotherapy
These are successively injected into the circulatory system.
The amount is not influenced by neuroses or circulatory disturbances.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
There is no circulatory system, nor are there any special organs of respiration.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition
Vernon L. Kellogg
Word Origin for circulate
c.1600, of blood, from French circulatoire or directly from Latin circulatorius, from circulator, agent noun from circulare (see circulate). Circulatory system is recorded from 1862.
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.