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DEFINITION: v. To feel stressed and anxious and when your mobile phone runs out of battery power, drops its network connection, or in the worst case, gets misplaced and lost. n. A panic attack caused by an interruption in your mobile phone service.

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Ipanic

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: eye-panic

Sentence: Demetri began to iPanic as the power bled dry from his iPhone in the middle of an Angry Birds battle.

Etymology: i - apple prefix for everything; panic - to panic

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Calledsweat

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: cawld-swet

Sentence: Madeleine broke out in a calledsweat every time her phone dropped out during a phone call. It started with a ringing in her ears, followed by strange mutterings about how could anyone be dialling when they are pressing buttons and there is no dial in sight. But the most dramatic effect of her calledsweat was the profuse secretion of perspiration from her ears.

Etymology: call + cold sweat

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great petaj - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-04: 15:48:00

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Anite

Created by: Mclovin

Pronunciation: an.iht.

Sentence: i have anite. :)

Etymology: an-without ite-one connection too.

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Motorolapse

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: motor/olapse

Sentence: He had a motorolapse and could only be revived by loud ringtones.

Etymology: motorola + lapse

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Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-03: 18:46:00

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Tunnaphobia

Created by: sammyclark

Pronunciation: tun-ah-fo-bee-ah

Sentence: to feel distressed and panicy about losing cell phone reception in a tunnel

Etymology:

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Cellomanic

Created by: Cilly

Pronunciation: sel-o-MA-nic

Sentence: Woah. That chick's lookin' really cellomanic. Hopefully it won't be too long 'til we're outta here or she's gonna need help.

Etymology: [self explanatory]

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Very good! - Mustang, 2008-04-03: 19:01:00

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Phonecrashing

Suzanne112

Created by: Suzanne112

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Your phone doesn't work, you can't help it. Your phone crashes, and you.

Etymology:

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Cellanxious

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: Sell-aink-shus

Sentence: Some neighbors figured Martha had been cheating on Ed, but really it was her cellanxious dependency to stay within a wireless service area that inspired him to leave her for good and head up to the mountains on a permanent hunting trip. He didn't feel like he was abandoning her as he packed up the jeep; he could see her through the dirty windows, talking on her damn cell phone.

Etymology: Cell+anxious

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Loconnection

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: lo-co-neck-shun

Sentence: Debbie was having a peaceful morning until she realized that she forgot to charge her cell phone. She went into a fit of pure loconnection as she panicked over not being able to send texts or make calls for the 2 hours while it charged.

Etymology: loco - spanish for crazy + connection also it is pronounced as "low connection" which could also set off a wave of panic in the cellular dependent

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Disconnectophobia

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: diskənektəfōbēə

Sentence: Jenny is connected to her BFF by the ear. If her cell isn’t stuck to the side of her face, it’s only because she is texting instead. Technology has been a godsend for them. It also has given her a bad case of disconnectophobia. The mere thought of a tech failure can make her break out in a cold sweat.

Etymology: disconnect (break the connection of or between) + phobia (an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something)

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Comments:

stache - 2008-04-03: 01:35:00
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stache - 2008-04-03: 01:37:00
to whom is credit for the definition owed, james?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-03: 07:55:00
Ah... Actually I made it up! Cheers ~ James

stache - 2008-04-03: 18:47:00
way to go.

youmustvotenato youmustvotenato - 2011-10-27: 15:30:00
holy smokes, half the universe gave a verboticism