vagile

adjective
vag·​ile | \ ˈva-jəl How to pronounce vagile (audio) , -ˌjī(-ə)l \

Definition of vagile

: free to move about vagile organisms

Other Words from vagile

vagility \ və-​ˈji-​lə-​tē How to pronounce vagile (audio) , va-​ \ noun

First Known Use of vagile

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vagile

borrowed from German vagil, from Latin vagus "wandering, roaming" + German -il (in sessil sessile) — more at vague

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“Vagile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vagile. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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