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perseverate (v.)

"repeat a response after the cessation of the original stimulus," by 1909, in psychology, a back-formation from perseveration. Related: Perseverating; perseverative.

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Definitions of perseverate from WordNet

perseverate (v.)
psychology: repeat a response after the cessation of the original stimulus;
The subjects in this study perseverated
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