divagate

[ dahy-vuh-geyt ]
/ ˈdaɪ vəˌgeɪt /

verb (used without object), di·va·gat·ed, di·va·gat·ing.

to wander; stray.
to digress in speech.

Origin of divagate

1590–1600; < Latin dīvagātus (past participle of dīvagārī to wander off), equivalent to dī- di-2 + vag- (stem of vagārī to wander) + -ātus -ate1

Related forms

di·va·ga·tion, noun
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divagate

/ (ˈdaɪvəˌɡeɪt) /

verb

(intr) rare to digress or wander

Derived Forms

divagation, noun

Word Origin for divagate

C16: from Latin di- ² + vagārī to wander
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