verb (used without object), di·va·gat·ed, di·va·gat·ing.
Origin of divagate
Examples from the Web for divagation
They are not very easy to select from, for their author's singular tendency to divagation affects them.A Letter Book|George Saintsbury
That ended the Russian divagation, and it had the effect of making the table-talk impersonal.A Romance in Transit|Francis Lynde
With such hints for divagation, let us resume our way down the river, henceforth navigable by barges and bridled by locks.Surrey|A.R. Hope Moncrieff
He had an unconquerable and sometimes very irritating habit of digression, of divagation, of aside.A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)|George Saintsbury
One would like to have Mr. Arnold's reply to this divagation on Don Quixote.Shelburne Essays, Third Series|Paul Elmer More
British Dictionary definitions for divagation
Word Origin for divagate
Word Origin and History for divagation (1 of 2)
1550s, noun of action from Latin divagatus, past participle of divagari (see divagate).