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Related to verbigeration: perseveration
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.]
(Psychiatry) the condition or instances of repeating the same word or sentence against one's will as a symptom of a psychiatric disorder
ver•big•er•a•tion(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]
meaningless repetition of words and phrases.See also: Language, Speech