verb (used with object), cir·cum·nav·i·gat·ed, cir·cum·nav·i·gat·ing.
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Origin of circumnavigate
OTHER WORDS FROM circumnavigatecir·cum·nav·i·ga·ble [sur-kuhm-nav-i-guh-buhl], /ˌsɜr kəmˈnæv ɪ gə bəl/, adjectivecir·cum·nav·i·ga·tion, nouncir·cum·nav·i·ga·tor, nouncir·cum·nav·i·ga·to·ry [sur-kuhm-nav-i-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˌsɜr kəmˈnæv ɪ gəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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What happened to Earhart when she disappeared while attempting to circumnavigate the globe in 1937?Amelia Earhart: New Documentary Searches Underwater for Pilot and Her Plane|Jane Mendelsohn|August 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
How stale and trite the fleet of a Magellan to the adventurous soul who would circumnavigate the archipelagoes of the dead!Beyond|Henry Seward Hubbard
An exploring fleet was even sent under Phoenician pilots to circumnavigate Africa.Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations|Archibald Sayce
This is a large and deep bay, which it would have required a day's travel to circumnavigate.
Had Columbus not wished with consuming ardor to circumnavigate the globe, he would never have encountered America.The Reconstructed School|Francis B. Pearson
After that the fish took a notion to circumnavigate the boat, which he proceeded to do in spite of protests from the fisherman.Days in the Open|Lathan A. Crandall