divagation


verb (used without object), di·va·gat·ed, di·va·gat·ing.

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

verb

  1. (intr) rare to digress or wander
n.

1550s, noun of action from Latin divagatus, past participle of divagari (see divagate).

v.

1590s, from Latin divagatus, past participle of divagari “to wander about,” from di(s)- “apart” (see dis-) + vagari “to wander, ramble” (see vague). Related: Divagated; divagating.

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