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'Hope that's not my brain up there...'

DEFINITION: n. An out-of-body, or out-of-brain, experience which occurs when faced with a demanding intellectual challenge. v. To lose your train of thought while trying to demonstrate your intellectual prowess.

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Duhmentia

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dəmenshə

Sentence: His doctor told him there was no sign of dementia but Rudy knows he has days where duhmentia is the order of the day. It might be unwrapping something to eat, tossing the food in the trash leaving him with a wrapper in hand and a dumb look on his face or walking from one room to another with a task in mind only to forget why he went there. There was something else but I can’t remember it just now.

Etymology: duh (used to comment on an action perceived as foolish or stupid) + dementia (a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning)

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karenanne perfect - karenanne, 2010-10-29: 11:56:00

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Brainwreck

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: brayn-rehk

Sentence: "Ah Choo Choo," Tallulah exclaimed, looking down at her test paper. She had lost her train of thought. She had forgotten to take her meds and a brainwreck had taken place at the crossroads of Synapse and Catalyst.

Etymology: Playing on TRAINWRECK

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COMMENTS:

A great word! - splendiction, 2009-04-15: 20:08:00

Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-04-16: 00:21:00

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Epiphanot

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ih-pif-uh-not

Sentence: Sarah studied diligently for the test but when time came to show what she knew, she was struck with an epiphanot. As Curly of Three Stooges fame said, "I'm trying to think but nothing happens".

Etymology: epiphany (a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something) + not (negative result)

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Transcendentaldeprivation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: tranz-en-dentl-dep-ruhv-AY-shun

Sentence: Gerald had recurring episodes of transcendentaldeprivation and particularly so when he was trying to show off his imaginary mental agility wherein his mind would wander completely off topic causing him to lose his train of thought entirely.

Etymology: Blend of 'transcendental' (being beyond ordinary or common experience, thought, or belief; supernatural) and 'deprivation',(dispossession; loss) a play on the term 'transcendental meditation'.

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Knowpiate

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: no - pee - et

Sentence: Sigmund sat for his bar exams on Wednesday but for some reason, he felt like he had taken a knowpiate....everything he thought he knew was suppressed somehow and his brain felt foggy.

Etymology: knowledge, know, opiate (opiates dull the senses, suppress the activity of the central nervous system)

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Excellent blending of words! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-15: 11:56:00

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Cerabrasion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sera bray zhun

Sentence: Sarah Bellam was normally an intelligent girl, who aced exams and got high marks without even studying. That was until today. She sat at the exam desk and suffered a serious bout of cerebrasion. She could not even concentrate on the questions, nevermind supply lucid answers. She was out of her gourd and feeling melon-choly. This was because last night, the man of her dreams, Harry Honeydew, had asked her to run away with him and get married. Sure, she was tempted, but at 18, she knew she did not have the courgette to defy her parents and give up her education or her Mellon scholarship. She squashed his romantic overtures and played back in her mind the words she worried she may later come to regret,"No, I cantaloupe with you Harry!"

Etymology: Cerebrate (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments) & Abrasion (erosion by friction, being worn down)

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This is clever, funny and perfect! - mweinmann, 2009-04-15: 08:47:00

Super names and super verbotomies! Very Brainy! :-) - silveryaspen, 2009-04-15: 11:58:00

Excellent! - splendiction, 2009-04-15: 21:44:00

Definitely something to cerebrate. - Mustang, 2009-04-16: 00:22:00

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Mindloss

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: myned loss

Sentence: Trying to ace her finals, Becky found herself in a mindloss state. That little train of thought that normally put-puts around inside her noggin had become derailed and might not reach its station in time...I wish I could, I wish I could, she chanted.

Etymology: Mind (brain, intellect,reasoning powers) & Loss (decline in amount or activity)

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Disconnectedcerebralblankout

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: dis-con-nect-ed-ce-re-bral-blank-out

Sentence: Sable was taking her medical board exam as she suddenly had a "disconnectedcerebralblankout" Not one word or idea or answer would enter her thoughts...as she was so disconnected her mind went completely blank.

Etymology: Disconnected:Not connected,separate; also:incoherent. Cerebral:Of or relating to the brain or the intellect. Blank:Appearing or causing to appear dazed,confounded. Out:So as to be missing or displaced from the usual or proper place.

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Lapsody

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Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: lap-so-dee

Sentence: Jake was bemused by the fact he had forgotten a whole page of his clarinet solo previously committed to memory - a lapsody in blue, as it were.

Etymology: lapse - a temporary failure of concentration, memory or judgement. rhapsody - an effusively enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feeling.

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Einstymied

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: īnstīmēd

Sentence: Randall is the youngest ever in his school to take Master's-level physics. Some call him a prodigy. Today he feels more like a brick of prodicheese. He is completely Einstymied by the test in front of him. Apparently his brain has gone back to bed without him.

Etymology: Einstein (a genius) + stymied (prevent or hinder the progress of)

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ha ha! well done! - splendiction, 2009-04-15: 21:36:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-15: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-16: 20:11:00
Metro,YOU ROCK! :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-28: 00:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James