- (transitive) To surround with, or as if with, a rampart.
- 2004, David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas:
- The settlement is circumvallated by a stake-fence, so decayed that one may gain ingress at a dozen places.
circumvallate (not comparable)
- Surrounded with a wall; enclosed with a rampart.
- (anatomy) Surrounded by a ridge or elevation.
- circumvallate papillae, near the base of the tongue