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Wetternity

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wet tern atee

Sentence: Everyone in the household had to get up earlier now. This was so they could get to use the house's only bathroom before Kara, the teenager, got into it. When she was in there, it seemed like a wetternity to any poor soul waiting their turn. Her mother always wondered that before she turned 13, Kara simply splashed water on her face and ran out the door and had to be reminded to shower or bathe, at least every other day. Since the fateful day she turned into a hormone-on-wheels, she took endless showers in the morning and after school and a long bath at night. The irony was that although she alone was responsible for the surge in water consumption in her home, she belonged to the school's Water Conservation Club. Wait until she has to pay the utility bills, often grumbled her father. This was the same girl who was staunchly anti-litter in public, but who's bedroom carpet had not been seen in years for ankle-high debris. Teenagers, go figure!

Etymology: Wetter (more soaked in liquids, especially water, than something else) & Eternity (for all time, forever and a day; time without end; a seemingly endless period of time)

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Minuwet

Created by: tessawessa

Pronunciation: miin/you/wet

Sentence: The art of the long, slow dance taken in the shower prior to beginning the 8 hour ritual of work. The participant often can sunstain the dance movements until visable hyperhydration occurs on the finger tips. Post-minuet, the shower participant often will feel overwhelmingly lathered, something that requires thorough towel-use in order to return to the normal state of dry.

Etymology: From the French word, "minuet". A 17th century dance...

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COMMENTS:

like it! - galwaywegian, 2009-02-26: 14:30:00

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Damprune

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: damproōn

Sentence: Jeremy was told that a hot shower can give your skin a fresh healthy look. After overdoing it for nearly an hour his new look is more like a damprune.

Etymology: damp (slightly wet) + damn + prune (a plum preserved by drying, having a black, wrinkled appearance)

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Vegaturate

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: vedj_ATCH-uhr-ayt

Sentence: Though he didnt set out to fritter away his afternoon Hector nevertheless did in fact vegaturate in the whirlpool bath until he was totally pruney and out of energy and ambition.

Etymology: Blend of 'vegetate' (To exist in a state of physical or mental inactivity or insensibility) and 'saturate'(to soak, impregnate, or imbue thoroughly or completely)

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Eauvertime

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: overtime

Sentence: Even though Bob worked at the public swimming pool, there was nothing he liked more than eauvertime to unwind.

Etymology: eau (fr - water) + overtime (additional hours)

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COMMENTS:

eau dear - galwaywegian, 2009-02-26: 06:41:00

Good one! - TJayzz, 2009-02-26: 06:44:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-26: 10:26:00

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Dipvanwrinkle

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dip van rink el

Sentence: Her dipvanwrinkle on her wedding night lasted so long that when she reappeared, the honeymoon was over.

Etymology: dip, wrinkle, rip van winkle

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COMMENTS:

artr Nice! - artr, 2010-09-10: 13:22:00

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Prunerize

Created by: yellowbird

Pronunciation: proon-er-eyes

Sentence: Maggie was so intent on prunerizing herself that she failed to notice the passage of time. When she eventually emerged from the shower, her children were grown and her husband had remarried.

Etymology: prune + tenderize

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Raisinumb

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rāzənnəm

Sentence: Matt loved his new massaging showerhead. He spent such a long time in the shower that he was totally raisinumb. He didn't even notice that the hot water had run out or that he was turning blue. He only snapped out of it when the sound of his chattering teeth broke the drone of the pulsating water jet. Tomorrow he is going for prunumb.

Etymology: raisin (a partially dried grape) + numb (deprived of the power of sensation) prunumb (just like raisinumb but with prune-sized wrinkles)

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COMMENTS:

Nice one! - TJayzz, 2009-02-26: 06:43:00

Good word! - splendiction, 2009-02-26: 17:56:00

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Shour

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: like "shower"

Sentence: Raoul spent many shours steaming and relaxing in the hot sudsy water of his shower. One day, after a particularly long shour, his skin appeared a fiery red, wrinkled, moist sun-dried tomato! After that day, he swore off the shour for a bathour.

Etymology: shour is a homophone for shower. "Shour" has the word "hour" in it to emphasize its long duration.

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Scrublutions

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: skrub loo shuns

Sentence: When Dr. Who does his scrublutions, he does so in his shower cabinet that looks like a red British phone booth. He calls it his Tardishower. By the time he is finished washing every part of him and then some,over and over,he has crossed into another time and dimension. This is how he makes a clean getaway...

Etymology: Scrub (wash thoroughly;the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water) & Ablutions (ritual washing) TARDIS (acronym for Dr.Who's travel chamber...Time And Relative Dimensions in Space)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-26: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by splendiction. Thank you splendiction. ~ James

splendiction - 2009-02-26: 22:00:00
-you're welcome. This def. was dedicated to all those family members who deprive us of warm water!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by splendiction. Thank you splendiction. ~ James

'I just can't relax in the shower'

DEFINITION: v. To take a really long, relaxing, shower; so long in fact, that you loose concept of time. n. A prolonged shower that uses up a whole tank of hot water and leaves the bather looking like a boiled raisin.

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