extravagate

[ ik-strav-uh-geyt ]
/ ɪkˈstræv əˌgeɪt /

verb (used without object), ex·trav·a·gat·ed, ex·trav·a·gat·ing. Archaic.

to wander beyond bounds; roam at will; stray.
to go beyond the bounds of propriety or reason.

Nearby words

  1. extravagance,
  2. extravagancy,
  3. extravagant,
  4. extravagantes,
  5. extravaganza,
  6. extravaginal,
  7. extravasate,
  8. extravasation,
  9. extravascular,
  10. extravascular fluid

Origin of extravagate

1590–1600; < Medieval Latin extrāvagātus strayed, wandered away from, past participle of extrāvagārī. See extravagant, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for extravagate

extravagate

/ (ɪkˈstrævəˌɡeɪt) /

verb (intr) archaic

to exceed normal limits or propriety
to roam at will
Derived Formsextravagation, noun

Word Origin for extravagate

C17: from Latin extravagārī; see extravagant

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