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[ser-kuhm-floo-uh s]
  1. circumfluent.
  2. surrounded by water.
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Origin of circumfluous

1605–15; < Latin circumfluus, equivalent to circum- circum- + -fluus, derivative of fluere to flow; see -ous
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Historical Examples

  • Above the earth was bent the vast dome of the blue sky, its edges apparently resting on the circumfluous waters.

    A New Witness for God (Volume 1 of 3)

    B. H. Roberts

British Dictionary definitions for circumfluous


  1. Also: circumfluent flowing all around
  2. surrounded by or as if by water
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Derived Formscircumfluence, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin circumfluere to flow around, from circum- + fluere to flow
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