"circumscribes" in the verb sense
draw a line around
"He drew a circle around the points"
2. limit, circumscribe, confine to
restrict or confine within limits
"I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
"please confine your questions to the topic"
"our actions are circumscribed by our biology, personality, and by the social and cultural context into which we are born"
to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect
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