circumvallate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɜːkəmˈvæleɪt/

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to surround with a rampart
    • 2004: The settlement is circumvallated by a stake-fence, so decayed that one may gain ingress at a dozen places. — David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

circumvallāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of circumvallō