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circumjacent

[ sur-kuhm-jey-suhnt ]
/ ˌsɜr kəmˈdʒeɪ sənt /
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adjective
lying around; surrounding.
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Origin of circumjacent

1480–90; <Latin circumjacent- (stem of circumjacēns, present participle of circumjacēre to lie around), equivalent to circum-circum- + jac- lie + -ent--ent

OTHER WORDS FROM circumjacent

cir·cum·ja·cence, cir·cum·ja·cen·cy, noun
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