- surrounded by or as if by a rampart.
- Anatomy. surrounded by a depression or wall-like ridge.
- to surround with or as if with a rampart.
Origin of circumvallate
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Examples from the Web for circumvallation
She had enclosed it within too strong a line of circumvallation.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls
They surrounded the unhappy Jews with a wall of circumvallation.Tent Work in Palestine
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Willinghegen is a small place one mile outside the circumvallation.Freaks of Fanaticism
My theory is also supported by the description of Titus' wall of circumvallation.Jerusalem Explored, Volume I--Text
The Barbarians had no need of a circumvallation on the side of Africa, for it was theirs.Salammbo
- (tr) to surround with a defensive fortification
C19: from Latin circumvallāre, from circum- + vallum rampart
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- Surrounded by a ridge or wall-like structure.
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