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circumnavigate

cir·cum·nav·i·gate

circumnavigate

 
pronunciation:
suhr km nae vih geIt
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Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: circumnavigated, circumnavigates, circumnavigating
definition: to go entirely around, esp. by sailing.
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellen is said to be the first seaman to circumnavigate the globe.
similar words:
circle
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derivations: circumnavigable (adj.), circumnavigation (n.), circumnavigator (n.)
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