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 uncirculated
Historical Examples of uncirculated
High prices are paid for rare coins if in "mint state," that is the condition when the coins are new and uncirculated.
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.