[ ser-kuhm-floo-uhnt ]

  1. flowing around; encompassing.

Origin of circumfluent

First recorded in 1570–80, from Latin circumfluent- (stem of circumfluēns, present participle of circumfluere “to flow around”); see circum-, fluent

Other words from circumfluent

  • cir·cum·flu·ence, noun

Words Nearby circumfluent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use circumfluent in a sentence

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

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

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

    Zoonomia, Vol. I | Erasmus Darwin