[ dahy-vuh-geyt ]
/ ˈdaɪ vəˌgeɪt /
verb (used without object), di·va·gat·ed, di·va·gat·ing.
to wander; stray.
to digress in speech.
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Origin of divagate
OTHER WORDS FROM divagatedi·va·ga·tion, noun
Words nearby divagate
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Example sentences from the Web for divagate
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
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
British Dictionary definitions for divagate
/ (ˈdaɪvəˌɡeɪt) /
(intr) rare to digress or wander
Derived forms of divagatedivagation, noun
Word Origin for divagate
C16: from Latin di- ² + vagārī to wander
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