circumvolve

[ sur-kuh m-volv ]
/ ˌsɜr kəmˈvɒlv /

verb (used with or without object), cir·cum·volved, cir·cum·volv·ing.

to revolve or wind about.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. circumvent,
  2. circumvention,
  3. circumventricular organ,
  4. circumvolute,
  5. circumvolution,
  6. circus,
  7. circus maximus,
  8. cire,
  9. cire perdue,
  10. cirebon

Origin of circumvolve

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

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Word Origin and History for circumvolve

circumvolve

v.

1640s, from Latin circumvolvere "to roll round, revolve," from circum- (see circum-) + volvere "to turn around, roll" (see volvox). Related: Circumvolved; circumvolving.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper