circumfluent

adjective
cir·​cum·​flu·​ent | \ (ˌ)sər-ˈkəm-flü-ənt How to pronounce circumfluent (audio) \

Definition of circumfluent

: flowing round or surrounding in the manner of a fluid

Other Words from circumfluent

circumfluous \ (ˌ)sər-​ˈkəm-​flü-​əs How to pronounce circumfluent (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of circumfluent

1577, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for circumfluent

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

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“Circumfluent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circumfluent. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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