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circumnavigate

[ sur-kuhm-nav-i-geyt ]
/ 藢s蓽r k蓹m藞n忙v 瑟藢ge瑟t /
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verb (used with object), cir路cum路nav路i路gat路ed, cir路cum路nav路i路gat路ing.
to sail or fly around; make the circuit of by navigation: to circumnavigate the earth.
to go or maneuver around: to circumnavigate the heavy downtown traffic.
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Origin of circumnavigate

1625鈥35; <Latin circumn膩vig膩tus (past participle of circumn膩vig膩re), equivalent to circum-circum- + n膩vig膩tus;see navigate

OTHER WORDS FROM circumnavigate

cir路cum路nav路i路ga路ble [sur-kuhm-nav-i-guh-buhl], /藢s蓽r k蓹m藞n忙v 瑟 g蓹 b蓹l/, adjectivecir路cum路nav路i路ga路tion, nouncir路cum路nav路i路ga路tor, nouncir路cum路nav路i路ga路to路ry [sur-kuhm-nav-i-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /藢s蓽r k蓹m藞n忙v 瑟 g蓹藢t蓴r i, -藢to蕣r i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for circumnavigate

circumnavigate
/ (藢s蓽藧k蓹m藞n忙v瑟藢伞e瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to sail or fly completely around

Derived forms of circumnavigate

circumnavigable, adjectivecircumnavigation, nouncircumnavigator, noun
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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