circumambient

adjective
cir·​cum·​am·​bi·​ent | \ ˌsər-kəm-ˈam-bē-ənt How to pronounce circumambient (audio) \

Definition of circumambient

: being on all sides : encompassing

Other Words from circumambient

circumambiently adverb

First Known Use of circumambient

1633, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for circumambient

Late Latin circumambient-, circumambiens, present participle of circumambire to surround in a circle, from Latin circum- + ambire to go around — more at ambient

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“Circumambient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circumambient. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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