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circumscribes

verb
present tense third-person singular of circumscribe

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1 to set bounds or an upper limit for
  • circumscribed his enthusiasm so as not to make the losing side feel worse

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2 to mark the limits of
  • Lake Michigan circumscribes the city of Chicago on the east

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“Circumscribes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/circumscribes. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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