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circumambient

[ sur-kuhm-am-bee-uhnt ]
/ ˌsɜr kəmˈæm bi ənt /
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adjective
surrounding; encompassing: circumambient gloom.
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Origin of circumambient

First recorded in 1625–35, circumambient is from the Late Latin word circumambient- (stem of circumambiēns). See circum-, ambient

OTHER WORDS FROM circumambient

cir·cum·am·bi·ence, cir·cum·am·bi·en·cy, nouncir·cum·am·bi·ent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for circumambient

circumambient
/ (ˌsɜːkəmˈæmbɪənt) /

adjective
surrounding

Derived forms of circumambient

circumambience or circumambiency, noun

Word Origin for circumambient

C17: from Late Latin circumambīre, from circum- + ambīre to go round
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