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Verb: circumscribe  'sur-kum,skrIb
  1. Draw a line around
     
  2. Restrict in quantity or scope
    - limit, confine
     
  3. (geometry) to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect

Derived forms: circumscribed, circumscribes, circumscribing

Type of: decrease, delineate, describe, draw, lessen, line, minify, trace

Encyclopedia: Circumscribe