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Obsessive repetition of words and phrases, especially as a symptom of mental illness.

[From Latin verbigerātus, past participle of verbigerāre, to chat, dispute, from *verbiger, carrying words : verbum, word; see verb + gerere, to carry.]
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(Psychiatry) the condition or instances of repeating the same word or sentence against one's will as a symptom of a psychiatric disorder
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(vərˌbɪdʒ əˈreɪ ʃən)

the constant or obsessive repetition of meaningless words or phrases, as in mental illness.
[1890–95; < Latin verbiger(āre) to chat, converse]
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meaningless repetition of words and phrases.
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2) Thought disorders reflected by speech disorders of the verbigeration type, neologisms and paralogisms, verbal stereotypes, a.s.o.
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He once halted the verbigeration of a strange episode of "Firing Line" by barking a line from a tune by Slim & Slam: "Flat foot floogie with a floy floy."