evagation

noun
eva·​ga·​tion | \ ˌēvəˈgāshən, ˌē(ˌ)vāˈ-, ˌevəˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of evagation

1 obsolete : a wandering of the mind
2 [Latin evagation-, evagatio] archaic : the act or an instance of wandering

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History and Etymology for evagation

Middle English evagacioun, from Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French evagation, from Medieval Latin evagation-, evagatio, from Latin, wandering, from evagatus (past participle of evagari to wander, from e- + vagari to stroll, wander) + -ion-, -io ion

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“Evagation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evagation. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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