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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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2) Thought disorders reflected by speech disorders of the verbigeration type, neologisms and paralogisms, verbal stereotypes, a.s.o.
"The Rite of Guerrilla Theatre" also loosely resembles an LSD experience that Stanislav Grof identifies as "verbigeration." Grof, a medical doctor and expert on LSD psychotherapy, identifies the latter as "repetitive verbal or motor behavior" that is acted out during a high-dosage LSD trip.
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."