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Pour (a liquid) so as to cause it to surround something:‘Earth with her nether Ocean circumfused’
tip, let flow, dribble, drizzle, splash, spill, decant, dischargeView synonyms
- ‘Beijing was thereafter circumfused with rings of green waters.’
- ‘Chemistry circumfuses us and shelters us every second.’
- ‘The shiny pearl-tinted casket was circumfused with bright full-headed blooms.’
- ‘These cores are circumfused by a constant flow of media, which is circulated in a closed system for 1-2 days.’
Late 16th century: from Latin circumfus- poured around, from the verb circumfundere, from circum around + fundere pour.
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