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divagate

[ dahy-vuh-geyt ]
/ 藞da瑟 v蓹藢ge瑟t /
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verb (used without object), di路va路gat路ed, di路va路gat路ing.
to wander; stray.
to digress in speech.
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Origin of divagate

First recorded in 1590鈥1600; from Latin d墨vag膩tus (past participle of d墨vag膩r墨 鈥渢o wander off鈥), equivalent to d墨- di-2 + vag- (stem of vag膩r墨 鈥渢o wander鈥) + -膩tus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM divagate

di路va路ga路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for divagate

divagate
/ (藞da瑟v蓹藢伞e瑟t) /

verb
(intr) rare to digress or wander

Derived forms of divagate

divagation, noun

Word Origin for divagate

C16: from Latin di- 虏 + vag膩r墨 to wander
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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