Definition of circulate
2 : to pass from person to person or place to place: as a : to flow without obstruction b : to become well-known or widespread <rumors circulated through the town> c : to go from group to group at a social gathering d : to come into the hands of readers; specifically : to become sold or distributed
: to cause to circulate
circulatableplay \-ˌlā-tə-bəl\ adjective
circulativeplay \-ˌlā-tiv\ adjective
circulatorplay \-ˌlā-tər\ noun
Examples of circulate in a sentence
Blood circulates through the body.
Steam circulates in the pipes.
A pump circulates the water through the filter.
Rumors are circulating around town.
The report circulated among the students.
Stories were circulated about mismanagement.
He is circulating a petition asking for a new election.
She circulated among her guests.
Origin and Etymology of circulate
Latin circulatus, past participle of circulare, from circulus
First Known Use: 1603
CIRCULATE Defined for Kids
Definition of circulate for Students
1 : to move around in a course <Blood circulates in the body.>
2 : to pass or be passed from place to place or from person to person <The rumor circulated around the school.>
Medical Definition of circulate
: to flow or be propelled naturally through a closed system of channels (as blood vessels) <blood circulates through the body>
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