di·va·gate (dīvə-gāt′, dĭvə-)
intr.v. di·va·gat·ed, di·va·gat·ing, di·va·gates
1. To wander or drift about.
2. To ramble; digress.
[Late Latin dīvagārī, dīvagāt- : Latin dī-, dis-, apart; see DIS- + Latin vagārī, to wander (from vagus, wandering).]
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