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circumfuse

[sur-kuh m-fyooz] /ˌsɜr kəmˈfyuz/
verb (used with object), circumfused, circumfusing.
1.
to pour around; diffuse.
2.
to surround as with a fluid; suffuse:
An atmosphere of joy circumfused the celebration.
Origin of circumfuse
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin circumfūsus (past participle of circumfundere to pour around). See circum-, fuse2
Related forms
circumfusion
[sur-kuh m-fyoo-zhuh n] /ˌsɜr kəmˈfyu ʒən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • As to the last, she did not think Frank had money enough yet to "circumfuse," she said, in that way.

    Real Folks Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • I almost think I could love him, whoever it be, on whom thou wouldst shed the rays that circumfuse thyself.

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for circumfuse

circumfuse

/ˌsɜːkəmˈfjuːz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to pour or spread (a liquid, powder, etc) around
2.
to surround with a substance, such as a liquid
Derived Forms
circumfusion (ˌsɜːkəmˈfjuːʒən) noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin circumfūsus, from circumfundere to pour around, from circum- + fundere to pour
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