- to wander; stray.
- to digress in speech.
Origin of divagate
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Examples from the Web for divagate
But I divagate; and all this sits in the bosom of the publisher.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)
Robert Louis Stevenson
But when they had sat down, Julius was little inclined to divagate into an account of his travels.Master of His Fate
J. Mclaren Cobban
- (intr) rare to digress or wander
C16: from Latin di- ² + vagārī to wander
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Word Origin and History for divagate
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