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'But Doctor, this is an emergency!'

DEFINITION: v. To wait patiently, or perhaps not, for a little bit of medical attention and hopefully some relief from what ails you. n. A person who is sick, and tired, and waiting for medical care.

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Impatientitis

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: impāshəntītis

Sentence: The emergency room was packed with customers with afflictions ranging from mild to catastrophic. The loudest however was the one with a major case of impatientitis displaying raging symptoms of menow-menow.

Etymology: impatirnt (having or showing a tendency to be quickly irritated or provoked) + itis (suffix used for forming names of inflammatory diseases)

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Curewaiter

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ker + way + ter

Sentence: Since Laurie realized that so many people waited for medical attention, it was becoming a bona-fide medical problem in itself. She decided to launch a drive called "wait for the cure" where volunteers would go down to waiting rooms in hospitals, clinics and medical offices to entertain and give moral support to the curewaiters who spend hour upon frustrating hour waiting to be seen by a doctor.

Etymology: Cure + Waiter >> Cure (remedy: a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain) Waiter (a person who waits or awaits)

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Nausewaited

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: nau/se/wait/ed 

Sentence: He nausewaited in the hospital emergency room for six hours before a doctor helped him.

Etymology: NAUSEWAITED - verb - from NAUSEATED (to feel sick) + WAIT (delay)

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COMMENTS:

Really captures the feeling of being sick. Fits the definition excellently. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 11:01:00

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Ailienated

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: ale - ee - in - ate - ted

Sentence: Leroy was beginning to feel ailienated. He had been in the waiting room for two and a half days and no one had talked to him yet. Perhaps they did not want to come too close to him because he was sick.....

Etymology: Ail and Alienated - Ail is to be ill and Alienate is to make separate or not associate with.

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COMMENTS:

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-04: 10:04:00

We can raillly around this great create - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 10:53:00

good one! - galwaywegian, 2009-03-04: 11:10:00

Really good. And funny in a sad way too. - kateinkorea, 2009-03-08: 10:16:00

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Illdoctaramous

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: eel-doc-ta-ray-mose

Sentence: Susie patiently waited as his patient in the tiny room chilled to the bone,adorned in that tiny paper top. She had waited so long that she became so "illdoctaramous" that she almost lost it and was about to ram her fist into the wall as she flew into a rage! Yet,Susie was too sick to let my temper flare. After 2 and 1/2 hours of sickly waiting,he walks in all chipper and did not notice Susy's "illdotaramous" attitude towards him.

Etymology: Ill;sick. Doctar;Doctor. Ram;Ready to ram a fist in the wall. Ous;Beyond ready to ram a fist into the wall and too sick to care to wait any longer.

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Impatient

Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: em-pay-shunt

Sentence: Doctor! The impatients are rioting in the waiting room!

Etymology: impatient + patient

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Grimpatient

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: grim-PAY-shunt

Sentence: Sue Ellen was doing her very best to remain cheerful but as the hours wore on and she continued to be ignored by the ER staff while feeling progressively worse she went from being an ordinary outpatient to being a grimpatient, angry and no longer a stoic and tolerant person.

Etymology: Blend of 'grim' (Dismal; gloomy) and 'patient'...dual meaning (a person who is under medical care or treatment) and (having or showing the capacity for endurance) --- a play on the word 'impatient'.

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Waitwatcher

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wayt wat cher

Sentence: Mary became a waitwatcher long before it was fashionable to do so. She wasted hours in her doctor's medi-center waiting room. How is it she thought, that I arrived when they opened at 9:00 am only to get #97 ticket? After spending the best part of 6 hours waiting to see her doctor, his consult was 3 minutes long and he advised her to lose some weight!!!

Etymology: Wait (to remain idle in anticipation of something) & Watcher (of clocks) & Wordplay on WeightWatchers (weight loss program)

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Waitingruined

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: way ting roo ind

Sentence: Okay, I have been waitingruined. I am normally a patient (pardon the pun) person, but I draw the line at having to sit in cramped, stuffy quarters with walking contagions for hours on end. This is the day I forgot to bring a novel (which I can usually start and finish in one wait session). Most people can start and end "Gone With The Wind" while awaiting the obstetrician. That is why so many babies are named Rhett, Scarlett, Melanie & Ashley! The magazines are ancient, sneezed on and would give CSI enough forensics to call the CDC in Atlanta. Why do doctors make appointments, when they are just approximate (plus 2 hours) timeframes? Wouldn't it be great to see statistics on how many patients expire from or as the result of lengthy stays in waiting rooms??? As a result, I make a long list before I go in of medical complaints, so that I get my money's worth while I am there!!

Etymology: waiting room (where you languish for hours on end with contagious peiople, just to see a doctor for a nano-seconmd who says, keep an eye on it and come back next week!) & Ruined (wrecked, destroyed, rendered useless)

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enjoyed every pun ... so well done! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-05: 01:46:00

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Impatients

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: im-pey-shuhnts

Sentence: The chart may have listed Rosie as an out-patient but the nurses designated her as one of the impatients.

Etymology: impatience (eagerly desirous) + patient (a person who is under medical care or treatment)

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