Definitions

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  • n. diffusion, suffusion

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of pouring or spreading round; the state of being spread round.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of circumfusing, or pouring or spreading around; the state of being poured around.

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Examples

  • After listening to all the circumfusion, I think I have a clearer picture of dark matter, metaphysically speaking.

    Space Diary: Science

  • Thirdly, that circumfusion of bright light which is the highest aim of speech, was easy to Voltaire, in whatever order of subject he happened to treat.

    Voltaire

  • We whipped into Dallas and tried the same circumfusion as before and we were as neatly barred.

    Highways in Hiding

  • Darkness fled as the swift beams spread onward and outward, in an unending circumfusion of splendor.

    The American Union Speaker

  • Others of these professors, though agreeing in the main system, were yet more refined upon certain branches of it; and held that man was an animal compounded of two dresses, the natural and the celestial suit, which were the body and the soul; that the soul was the outward, and the body the inward clothing; that the latter was ex traduce, but the former of daily creation and circumfusion.

    A Tale of a Tub

  • "Nothing seems to be better substantiated and established than the circumfusion of the waters of the deluge.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 551, June 9, 1832

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