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Other Circulate Definition

[v] cause to move around; "circulate a rumor"
[v] cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
[v] become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"
[v] move around freely; "She circulates among royalty"
[v] move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point, as of air or liquids; "Blood flows in my veins"; "The air here does not circulate"
[v] cause to move in a circuit or system; "The fan circulates the air in the room"
[v] cause to be distributed; "This letter is circulating among the faculty"
[v] move in circles

Misc. Definitions

\Cir"cu*late\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ciorculated}; P. pr. & vb. n. {Circulating}.] [L. circulatus, p. p. of circulare, v. t., to surround, make round, circulari, v. i., to gather into a circle. See {Circle}.]
1. To move in a circle or circuitously; to move round and return to the same point; as, the blood circulates in the body. --Boyle.
2. To pass from place to place, from person to person, or from hand to hand; to be diffused; as, money circulates; a story circulates. {Circulating decimal}. See {Decimal}. {Circulating library}, a library whose books are loaned to the public, usually at certain fixed rates. {Circulating medium}. See {Medium}.
\Cir"cu*late\, v. t. To cause to pass from place to place, or from person to person; to spread; as, to circulate a report; to circulate bills of credit. {Circulating pump}. See under {Pump}. Syn: To spread; diffuse; propagate; disseminate.

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