verb (used without object), cir·cu·lat·ed, cir·cu·lat·ing.
verb (used with object), cir·cu·lat·ed, cir·cu·lat·ing.
Origin of circulate
Synonyms for circulate
Examples from the Web for recirculate
Historical Examples of recirculate
The pool water does not recirculate but is piped from the house water supply and can be controlled by a faucet.Green Spring Farm
Word Origin for circulate
1540s (late 15c. as a past participle adjective), as a chemical term for alternating vaporization and condensation, from Latin circulatus, past participle of circulare "to form a circle," from circulus (see circle (n.)). Meaning "to move around, revolve" is from 1670s; of blood, from 1650s; of persons, "to mingle in a social gathering," from 1863. Sense of "to pass about freely" is from 1660s; of newspapers from 1885. Related: Circulated; circulating.