Verboticism: Illosophize

'Are you sure that you don't have athlete's foot?'

DEFINITION: v. To have a medical condition or illness and yet continually deny it, even after your doctor has diagnosed it. n. A person who steadfastly refuses to accept a medical diagnosis or to follow the prescribed treatment.

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Medicashun

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: med/i/kay/shun

Sentence: Because of a severe overdose of an incorrect prescription ten years ago, John goes into a medicashun mode refusing to take any drugs his doctor prescribes for his ailments.

Etymology: medicine + shun

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Illosophize

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: il-LOS-uh-fahyz

Sentence: From Ablepsia to Boneshave; from Scrivener's Cramp to Septicemia, Roxie always illosophized in the same, unrealistic way, responding to questions about her health with, "An aspro, a cup of tea, and a lie down and I'll be as "good as gold" in a half hour."

Etymology: Blend of ILL: of unsound physical or mental health; unwell; sick. COGNATES: ILLOSOPHIZE, ILLOSOPHISER, ILLOSOPHICAL

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COMMENTS:

nice word - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-09: 16:00:00

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Denyill

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dinīil

Sentence: To the day he died, Dan was in denyill. He told anybody who was willing to listen and many who weren’t that his doctor was a quack who was just out to get his money by prescribing various treatments and medicines. Who knew that you could die from an untreated hangnail?

Etymology: deny (refuse to admit the truth or existence of something) + ill (not in full health; sick)

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Rottatoesis

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Rot-ta-toe-sis

Sentence: Rachel had a bad case of rottatoesis and refused to seek medical treatment for a cure...until her toes fell off!

Etymology: Rot - A - Toes - Is

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Repudiitis

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: re-pyoo-dee-itis

Sentence: Magdalene had gone from the sublime to the ridicuous. Once a confirmed hypochondriac, she was now afflicted with repudiitis and ignored the suppurating wounds erupting on her arms, the death-at-three-paces halitosis and the hanks of hair falling out

Etymology: repudiate (refuse) + -itis (suffix indicating disease)

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Medeny

Created by: scarletzinc

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Denyagnose

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: de nye ag nose

Sentence: As Willy's toe-lio worsened, he refused to believe his doctor could denyagnose his condition correctly. His wifde was appalled but not surprised as this condition made Willy a real fungi!

Etymology: Deny (to contradict;deny untrue) & Diagnose (to determine an illness or condition or cause of it)

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Deniaphile

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: dee-nie-al-file

Sentence: Here rests Bill, He'll be here a while It was a heart attack You dumb deniaphile.

Etymology: denial + phile

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COMMENTS:

Love that epitaph! Nice work. - Jamagra, 2008-04-09: 09:31:00

Sad tale of poor Bill. Nice work! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-09: 20:54:00

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Illstrich

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: il-strich

Sentence: I've known friends to illstrich on occasion, but Todd is a world-class illstricher. There are sores all over his lips, but he swears he's not the 1-in-4 who's got herpes! How can he keep illstriching like he's totally healthy?

Etymology: From "ill" and a contraction of "ostrich" (a large, flightless bird fabled to hide its head in the sand at the first sign of danger)

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nice - galwaywegian, 2010-06-15: 05:14:00

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Medicontradiction

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: med-i-con-tra-dic-shon

Sentence: Lois' medicontradiction worried her family. Not only did she continue to deny her condition, but it was grossing everyone out. When they made her eat on the patio, she finally accepted the fact that she needed medication.

Etymology: medication + medical condition + contradiction (to deny or refute)

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COMMENTS:

Yes....time to get a prescription!! Good word. - mweinmann, 2009-05-28: 12:12:00

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