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circumvolve

[ sur-kuhm-volv ]
/ ˌsɜr kəmˈvɒlv /
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verb (used with or without object), cir·cum·volved, cir·cum·volv·ing.

to revolve or wind about.

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Origin of circumvolve

1590–1600; <Latin circumvolv(ere), equivalent to circum-circum- + volvere to roll (see evolve)
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