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One entry found for circumscribe.
Main Entry: cir·cum·scribe
Pronunciation: primarystresssschwar-kschwam-secondarystressskrimacrb
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -scribed; -scrib·ing
Etymology: from Latin circumscribere "to draw a line around, set limits to," from circum "around" and scribere "to write, draw" --related to SCRIBE
1 a : to limit the range or activity of definitely and clearly b : to define or set limits for carefully
2 a : to draw a line around b : to put a boundary around

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