[ver-bij-uh-rey-shuh n]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for verbigeration




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

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