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circumvallate (verb), circumvallates; circumvallated; circumvallating
1. Surrounded by a trench or fossa or by a ridge as, for example, the circumvallate papillae on the tongue.
2. Surround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification.
3. To protect a town or camp by surrounding it with a rampart or a defensive wall.
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