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circumfuse

[ sur-kuhm-fyooz ]
/ 藢s蓽r k蓹m藞fyuz /
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verb (used with object), cir路cum路fused, cir路cum路fus路ing.
to pour around; diffuse.
to surround as with a fluid; suffuse: An atmosphere of joy circumfused the celebration.
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Origin of circumfuse

First recorded in 1590鈥1600, circumfuse is from the Latin word circumf奴sus (past participle of circumfundere to pour around). See circum-, fuse2

OTHER WORDS FROM circumfuse

cir路cum路fu路sion [sur-kuhm-fyoo-zhuhn], /藢s蓽r k蓹m藞fyu 蕭蓹n/, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use circumfuse in a sentence

  • As to the last, she did not think Frank had money enough yet to "circumfuse," she said, in that way.

    Real Folks|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • I almost think I could love him, whoever it be, on whom thou wouldst shed the rays that circumfuse thyself.

    Zanoni|Edward Bulwer Lytton

British Dictionary definitions for circumfuse

circumfuse
/ (藢s蓽藧k蓹m藞fju藧z) /

verb (tr)
to pour or spread (a liquid, powder, etc) around
to surround with a substance, such as a liquid

Derived forms of circumfuse

circumfusion (藢s蓽藧k蓹m藞fju藧蕭蓹n), noun

Word Origin for circumfuse

C16: from Latin circumf奴sus, from circumfundere to pour around, from circum- + fundere to pour
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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