nounEtymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin verbigerare to talk, chat, from verbum word + gerere to carry, wield — more at wordDate: 1886 continual repetition of stereotyped phrases (as in some forms of mental illness)
Verbigerate Ver*big"er*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. -ated; p. pr. & vb. n. -ating.] [L. verbigerate, -atum, to talk.] 1. To talk; chat. [Obs.] 2. (Med.) To repeat a word or sentence, in speaking or writing, without wishing to do so or in spite of efforts to cease. -- Ver*big`er*a"tion, n.