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cir·cum·fuse

 (sûr′kəm-fyo͞oz′)
tr.v. cir·cum·fused, cir·cum·fus·ing, cir·cum·fus·es
1. To pour or diffuse around; spread.
2. To surround, as with liquid; suffuse.

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

cir′cum·fu′sion n.

circumfuse

(ˌsɜːkəmˈfjuːz)
vb (tr)
1. to pour or spread (a liquid, powder, etc) around
2. to surround with a substance, such as a liquid
[C16: from Latin circumfūsus, from circumfundere to pour around, from circum- + fundere to pour]
circumfusion n

cir•cum•fuse

(ˌsɜr kəmˈfyuz)

v.t. -fused, -fus•ing.
1. to pour around; spread.
2. to surround as with a fluid; suffuse.
[1590–1600; < Latin circumfūsus, past participle of circumfundere to pour around. See circum-, fuse2]
cir`cum•fu′sion (-ˈfyu ʒən) n.

circumfuse


Past participle: circumfused
Gerund: circumfusing

Imperative
circumfuse
circumfuse
Present
I circumfuse
you circumfuse
he/she/it circumfuses
we circumfuse
you circumfuse
they circumfuse
Preterite
I circumfused
you circumfused
he/she/it circumfused
we circumfused
you circumfused
they circumfused
Present Continuous
I am circumfusing
you are circumfusing
he/she/it is circumfusing
we are circumfusing
you are circumfusing
they are circumfusing
Present Perfect
I have circumfused
you have circumfused
he/she/it has circumfused
we have circumfused
you have circumfused
they have circumfused
Past Continuous
I was circumfusing
you were circumfusing
he/she/it was circumfusing
we were circumfusing
you were circumfusing
they were circumfusing
Past Perfect
I had circumfused
you had circumfused
he/she/it had circumfused
we had circumfused
you had circumfused
they had circumfused
Future
I will circumfuse
you will circumfuse
he/she/it will circumfuse
we will circumfuse
you will circumfuse
they will circumfuse
Future Perfect
I will have circumfused
you will have circumfused
he/she/it will have circumfused
we will have circumfused
you will have circumfused
they will have circumfused
Future Continuous
I will be circumfusing
you will be circumfusing
he/she/it will be circumfusing
we will be circumfusing
you will be circumfusing
they will be circumfusing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been circumfusing
you have been circumfusing
he/she/it has been circumfusing
we have been circumfusing
you have been circumfusing
they have been circumfusing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been circumfusing
you will have been circumfusing
he/she/it will have been circumfusing
we will have been circumfusing
you will have been circumfusing
they will have been circumfusing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been circumfusing
you had been circumfusing
he/she/it had been circumfusing
we had been circumfusing
you had been circumfusing
they had been circumfusing
Conditional
I would circumfuse
you would circumfuse
he/she/it would circumfuse
we would circumfuse
you would circumfuse
they would circumfuse
Past Conditional
I would have circumfused
you would have circumfused
he/she/it would have circumfused
we would have circumfused
you would have circumfused
they would have circumfused
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.circumfuse - spread something around something
spread out, scatter, spread - strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"
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And while Dunbar's Herrick, as quoted, remarks on Cynthia, "'tis thy breath perfumes the air," the historical Herrick's poem "On Julia's Breath" consists of the lines: "Breathe, Julia, breathe, and I'll protest / Nay more, I'll deeply swear, / That all the spices of the east / Are circumfused there" (Pollard, Works, vol.