cir·​cum·​flu·​ent (ˌ)sər-ˈkəm-flü-ənt How to pronounce circumfluent (audio)
: flowing round or surrounding in the manner of a fluid
circumfluous adjective

Word History


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

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of circumfluent was in 1577

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“Circumfluent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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