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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.]


(Psychiatry) the condition or instances of repeating the same word or sentence against one's will as a symptom of a psychiatric disorder


(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
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After several minutes, she begins exhibiting verbigeration, shouting repeated phrases such as "The birds are in my ears" and "No, I am not okay.
2) Thought disorders reflected by speech disorders of the verbigeration type, neologisms and paralogisms, verbal stereotypes, a.
During the first rite of Paradise Now, the Living Theatre simulates this experience of verbigeration and employs it to transform the performer s relationship to the spectator.