[ sur-kuhm-fyooz ]
/ ˌsɜr kəmˈfyuz /
verb (used with object), cir·cum·fused, cir·cum·fus·ing.
to pour around; diffuse.
to surround as with a fluid; suffuse: An atmosphere of joy circumfused the celebration.
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OTHER WORDS FROM circumfusecir·cum·fu·sion [sur-kuhm-fyoo-zhuhn], /ˌsɜr kəmˈfyu ʒən/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for circumfuse
/ (ˌsɜːkəmˈfjuːz) /
to pour or spread (a liquid, powder, etc) around
to surround with a substance, such as a liquid
Derived forms of circumfusecircumfusion (ˌsɜːkəmˈfjuːʒən), noun
Word Origin for circumfuse
C16: from Latin circumfūsus, from circumfundere to pour around, from circum- + fundere to pour
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