verbigerate

To continually repeat a word or phrase, usually unconciously

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Verbigerate — Ver*big er*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {verbigerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {verbigerating}.] [L. verbigerate, atum, to talk.] 1. To talk; chat. [Obs.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Med.) To repeat a word or sentence, in speaking or writing, without wishing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • verbigerate — ver·big·er·ate …   English syllables

  • verbigerate —   v.i. involuntarily repeat certain words, phrases, etc.    ♦ verbigeration, n.    ♦ verbigerative, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • verbigerate — (ˌ)vərˈbijəˌrāt intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin verbigeratus, past participle of verbigerare to talk, from verbum word + gerare (from gerere to carry) more at cast : to repeat a word or sentence endlessly and meaninglessly never… …   Useful english dictionary

  • verbigerated — Verbigerate Ver*big er*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {verbigerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {verbigerating}.] [L. verbigerate, atum, to talk.] 1. To talk; chat. [Obs.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Med.) To repeat a word or sentence, in speaking or writing,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • verbigerating — Verbigerate Ver*big er*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {verbigerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {verbigerating}.] [L. verbigerate, atum, to talk.] 1. To talk; chat. [Obs.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Med.) To repeat a word or sentence, in speaking or writing,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Verbigeration — Verbigerate Ver*big er*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {verbigerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {verbigerating}.] [L. verbigerate, atum, to talk.] 1. To talk; chat. [Obs.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Med.) To repeat a word or sentence, in speaking or writing,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • verbigeration — (ˌ) ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈrāshən noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary verbigerate + ion : continual repetition of stereotyped phrases (as in schizophrenia) * * * /veuhr bij euh ray sheuhn/, Pathol. the constant or obsessive repetition… …   Useful english dictionary

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