verb (used with or without object), cir·cum·am·bu·lat·ed, cir·cum·am·bu·lat·ing.
- circulatory system,
- circumanal gland,
Origin of circumambulate
Examples from the Web for circumambulate
Is this me, around whom children ran, as they would about a pillar or a monument, and thought it exercise to circumambulate?Arthur O'Leary|Charles James Lever
They kneel, clasp their hands, circumambulate the Buddha and file out.The Buddha|Paul Carus
Do thou, therefore, circumambulate that great hero cheerfully.The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 4|Kisari Mohan Ganguli
Word Origin for circumambulate
1650s, from Latin circumambulatus, past participle of circumambulare "to walk around," from circum "around" (see circum-) + ambulare "to walk" (see amble). Related: Circumambulated; circumambulating; circumambulation.