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-kuh m-nav-i-guh-buh l] /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-kuh m-nav-i-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌsɜr kəmˈnæv ɪ gəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for circumnavigate
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
A yacht now, with every luxury of life, can circumnavigate the globe.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
Thus voyaging, you will circumnavigate the island, returning to Na-Wiliwili, and thence in a night to Honolulu.Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands|Charles Nordhoff
But his companions could not be persuaded to approve his scheme of going on to circumnavigate the globe.The History of Cuba, vol. 1|Willis Fletcher Johnson
This is a large and deep bay, which it would have required a day's travel to circumnavigate.
There are topics he might, with memory of past speeches, easily avoid or circumnavigate.