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circumnavigate (v.)

"to sail round, pass round by water," 1630s, from Latin circumnavigatus, past participle of circumnavigare "to sail round," from circum "around" (see circum-) + navigare (see navigation). Related: Circumnavigated; circumnavigating; circumnavigable.

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Definitions of circumnavigate

circumnavigate (v.)
travel around, either by plane or ship;
Synonyms: compass
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