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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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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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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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Anticipwaition

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: an/ti/sip/wate/shun

Sentence: The anticipwaition became palpable when the door from the waiting room opened to reveal another room full of anxious patients.

Etymology: wait + anticipation

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COMMENTS:

Splendid sentence and word - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 10:54:00

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Toolonganimous

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: TOO long GAN uh muhs

Sentence: She was longanimous in her suffering, never even whispering a complaint or a whimper in spite of her pain. But that was the first eight hours, sitting in the hospital waiting room. By the ten hour mark she winced slightly whenever she had to move. When the doctor finally showed up after she had been there for twelve hours, she was toolonganimous. She no longer suffered silently.

Etymology: LONGANIMOUS: patient endurance of hardship, injuries, or offense; forbearance TOO LONG:

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COMMENTS:

Great last line and word. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 11:09:00

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Ticktoxic

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: tik tok sik

Sentence: her condition went from toxic to ticktoxic in the space of eight hours

Etymology: toxic tick tock

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Chroniqueue

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: KRON-ih-KYU (CHRONIQUEUER, CHRONIQUEUED)

Sentence: Doctor Terwilliger couldn't wait for retirement. After a grueling session with his shrink, he realized that he he had violated his hippocritic oath. When Doctor T saw the CHRONIQUEUE in his waiting room, he wished he'd installed that drive-up-window long ago. Glancing at the assorted afflictions, he entered his inner office, bolted out the back door and left prescriptions under the windshield wipers of each patient. The good doctor floored his Mercedes in an effort to reach the golf course on time, where he'd meet his investment banker and analyst to discuss his GOD complex, Swiss bank account and how to eke more bloodwork out of his nurse without raising her pay.

Etymology: CHRONIc + QUEUE = CHRONIQUEUE.....CHRONIC:marked by long duration or frequent recurrence, always present or encountered, constantly vexing, weakening, or troubling.....QUEUE: a waiting line especially of persons or vehicles,a sequence of messages or people held in temporary storage awaiting attention; French, literally, tail, from Old French cue, coe, Latin cauda, coda (1748).

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metrohumanx Q: WHAT DO THE FOLLOWING WORDS HAVE IN COMMON? Banana Dresser Grammar Potato Revive Uneven Assess...................A:If you move the first letter to the end of the word, you can spell the word backwards. - metrohumanx, 2009-03-04: 09:40:00

thanks for the answer to yesterday's riddle - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 10:55:00

now he's gone to 'phone service only' - the newest trend in the USA. Like the French flair in your word and etymology. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 10:58:00

Oops ... I should have begun that last sentence with 'I like'. - silveryaspen, 2009-03-04: 10:59:00

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

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Illfortunato

Created by: kalex

Pronunciation: Ill-for-toon-ah-toh

Sentence: I found myself trying unsuccessfully to sink into the hard plastic seat with the rest of the IllFortunatos. My head pounded and my rag was quickly filling with blood. It would be a long night.

Etymology: Ill- to be afflicted with virus, disease, injury Fortune-can mean one's overall situation Oh-an attempt to sound somewhat foreign

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