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verb (used without object), ex·trav·a·gat·ed, ex·trav·a·gat·ing. Archaic.
  1. to wander beyond bounds; roam at will; stray.
  2. to go beyond the bounds of propriety or reason.

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


verb (intr) archaic
  1. to exceed normal limits or propriety
  2. to roam at will
Derived Formsextravagation, noun

Word Origin for extravagate

C17: from Latin extravagārī; see extravagant
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