verbigeration

[ver-bij-uh-rey-shuh n]

Pathology.

the constant or obsessive repetition of meaningless words or phrases.

Nearby words

  1. verbenaceous,
  2. verbiage,
  3. verbicide,
  4. verbid,
  5. verbify,
  6. verbing,
  7. verbose,
  8. verbosely,
  9. verbosity,
  10. verboten

Origin of verbigeration

1890–95; < Latin verbiger(āre) to chat, converse (verb(um) word + -i- -i- + -gerāre durative derivative of gerere to carry on, transact) + -ation

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Medicine definitions for verbigeration

verbigeration

[vər-bĭj′ə-rāshən]

n.

Obsessive repetition of meaningless words and phrases, especially as a symptom of mental illness.

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