Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

circumfluent

play
adjective cir·cum·flu·ent \(ˌ)sər-ˈkəm-flü-ənt\

Definition of circumfluent

  1. :  flowing round or surrounding in the manner of a fluid

circumfluous

play \(ˌ)sər-ˈkəm-flü-əs\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of circumfluent

from Latin circumfluent-, circumfluens, present participle of circumfluere to flow around, from circum- + fluere to flow — more at fluid


First Known Use: 1577


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up circumfluent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of striking ability or excellence

Get Word of the Day daily email!