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Friday, June 30, 2017

Definitions for divagate

  1. to wander; stray.
  2. to digress in speech.

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Citations for divagate
I divagate without discipline--my mind runs all over ... A. S. Byatt, Possession, 1990
But, vague vagabond, you will seem to divagate, while in reality you will keep both eyes open and your ears pricked. Umberto Eco, The Island of the Day Before, translated by William Weaver, 1995
Origin of divagate
1590-1600
Divagate comes from Latin dīvagātus, the past participle of dīvagārī meaning “to wander off.” It entered English in the late 1500s.