Definition of verbigerate
: to repeat a word or sentence endlessly and meaninglessly never varied his ideas, seldom his expressions … he went on stubbornly verbigerating in the face of history — Vincent Sheean
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Origin and Etymology of verbigerate
Latin verbigeratus, past participle of verbigerare to talk, from verbum word + -gerare (from gerere to carry) — more at cast
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