Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To pour or diffuse around; spread.
  • transitive verb To surround, as with liquid; suffuse.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To pour around; spread about; suffuse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To pour round; to spread round.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To pour round; to spread round, as a fluid.
  • verb To spread round; to surround.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb spread something around something

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin circumfundere, circumfūs- : circum-, circum- + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • As to the last, she did not think Frank had money enough yet to "circumfuse," she said, in that way.

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  • I almost think I could love him, whoever it be, on whom thou wouldst shed the rays that circumfuse thyself.

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  • Farmers, he added, are also advised to circumfuse their farms with plastic sheets, a method known as total rat barrier system, one month before the regular planting.

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