circumvallate

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin circumvallare, from circum- + vallum ‘rampart’.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sɜːkəmˈvæleɪt/

VerbEdit

circumvallate ‎(third-person singular simple present circumvallates, present participle circumvallating, simple past and past participle circumvallated)

  1. (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.

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AdjectiveEdit

circumvallate ‎(not comparable)

  1. Surrounded with a wall; enclosed with a rampart.
  2. (anatomy) Surrounded by a ridge or elevation.
    circumvallate papillae, near the base of the tongue

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