circumfluent

[ ser-kuhm-floo-uhnt ]
/ sərˈkʌm flu ənt /

adjective

flowing around; encompassing.

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Origin of circumfluent

First recorded in 1570–80, circumfluent is from the Latin word circumfluent- (stem of circumfluēns, present participle of circumfluere to flow around). See circum-, fluent

OTHER WORDS FROM circumfluent

cir·cum·flu·ence, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for circumfluent

  • Philosophers have their disputes also concerning the center of the world and the circumfluent water.

  • Like Homer he looked upon the habitable world (οἰκουμένη) as being circular in outline and bounded by a circumfluent river.

  • The salival glands drink up a certain fluid from the circumfluent blood, and pour it into the mouth.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I|Erasmus Darwin
  • Here were gathered people who worked always in that circumfluent inspiration, that murmur of liberty, that whisper of humanity.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie