circumfusion


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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.
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