Cir"cu*late (#), v. i.
[imp. & p. p. Circulated; 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
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
Syn. -- To spread; diffuse; propagate; disseminate.