Definition of circumfluent in English:


Line breaks: cir¦cum|flu¦ent
Pronunciation: /səːˈkʌmflʊənt


Flowing round; surrounding.
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  • As your breathing partakes of the circumfluent air, so let your thinking partake of the circumfluent Mind.
  • While the circumfluent ocean is decorated with fish, no boats appear on the London map.
  • The experimental results showed that the circumfluent hydro-cyclones with the separating columns had the higher separating efficiency and the lower pressure drop.


late 16th century: from Latin circumfluent- 'flowing around', from the verb circumfluere, from circum 'around, about' + fluere 'to flow'.



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  • The high temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday could be attributed to effects created by the peripheral circumfluence of the typhoon.
  • Weather forecasters said Taiwan will be affected by heavy rains induced by peripheral circumfluence until tomorrow.
  • The research on ocean circumfluence has a lot to do with changes in climate and ecological changes in the ocean.

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