Definitions for divagateˈdaɪ vəˌgeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

di•va•gateˈdaɪ vəˌgeɪt(v.i.)-gat•ed, -gat•ing.

  1. to wander; stray.

  2. to digress in speech.

Origin of divagate:

1590–1600; < L dīvagātus, ptp. of dīvagārī to wander off =dī-di -2+vagārī to wander

di`va•ga′tion(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. digress, stray, divagate, wander(verb)

    lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

    "She always digresses when telling a story"; "her mind wanders"; "Don't digress when you give a lecture"

Wiktionary

  1. divagate(Verb)

    to stray off from a subject, focus, or course

  2. Origin: From dis- + vagatus, past participle of vago

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