verb[with object] archaic
Pour (a liquid) so as to cause it to surround something: Earth with her nether Ocean circumfused
More example sentences
- The shiny pearl-tinted casket was circumfused with bright full-headed blooms.
- These cores are circumfused by a constant flow of media, which is circulated in a closed system for 1-2 days.
- Beijing was thereafter circumfused with rings of green waters.
Late 16th century: from Latin circumfus- 'poured around', from the verb circumfundere, from circum 'around' + fundere 'pour'.
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