Definition of circumnavigate
- circumnavigate the earth
- circumnavigate a congested area
The ship circumnavigated the world.
the first ship to circumnavigate the globe
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First Known Use: 1634See Words from the same year
: to travel all the way around (something) in a ship, airplane, etc.
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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