verbigeration

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noun ver·big·er·a·tion \(ˌ)vər-ˌbi-jə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of verbigeration

  1. :  continual repetition of stereotyped phrases (as in some forms of mental illness)

Origin and Etymology of verbigeration

borrowed from German Verbigeration, from Latin verbigerāre “to exchange words, converse” (from verbum “word, verb” + -i- -i- + -gerāre, frequentative derivative of gerere “to carry, carry on, perform”) + German -ation -ation — more at jest


First Known Use: 1886


Medical Dictionary

verbigeration

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noun ver·big·er·a·tion \(ˌ)vər-ˌbij-ə-ˈrā-shən\

Medical Definition of verbigeration

  1. :  continual repetition of stereotyped phrases (as in some forms of mental illness)


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