Verboticism: Viaggravate

'It's about my husband's new prescription '

DEFINITION: n. An unintended consequence of medical or psychological therapy, especially if the therapy is supposed to make you feel "young again". v. To feel young and stupid again.

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Spryproduct

Created by: serendipity9000

Pronunciation: spry-pra-duct

Sentence: The therapy had the weirdest spryproduct - he started doing cartwheels after every session!

Etymology: spry (lively or active) + product; pun on byproduct (side effect)

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COMMENTS:

Wonderful! - ErWenn, 2007-06-18: 12:22:00

Though I think your pronunciation has one too many syllables. - ErWenn, 2007-06-18: 12:23:00

I fixed the pronunciation guide - thanks! - serendipity9000, 2007-06-18: 12:30:00

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Friskifize

Created by: Rhyme79

Pronunciation: frisk-ee-fighs

Sentence: Dr., I want to friskifize myself. Can I get something over the counter, or should I try a shady, grey-market website?

Etymology: Frisky- energetic, horny. Suffix 'ize' to infer the subject becoming the nature of the verb.

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Reflixerlize

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: Ree Flick Sir Lies

Sentence: I hesitated outside the brightly decorated shop and peered through the window. The shop was called Medimagic, it had only been trading for a month but already the business had got quiet a good reputation here in our little village of Greenwood, especially amongst the older community. Just the other day, while I was sitting on my wooden bench, relaxing in the afternoon sun outside my old little cottage. I was flabergasted to observe an energetic figure running towards me, my old mate Harold, 85 years old and there he was full of life like a sixteen year old lad! "They sell this herbal remedy George! They call it Relixerlize, I don't know what they put in it. It must be magic, look at me! I'm on fire" he loudly proclaimed, dancing around on my daffadils. Now here I was, curiosity got the better of me and I wanted a bit of what Harold had got. I stepped inside, I was getting myself some Relixerlize.

Etymology: reflex + elixer + revitalize = relixerlize reflex 1. noting or pertaining to an involuntary response to a stimulus 2. occurring in reaction; responsive. elixir 2.A substance believed to maintain life indefinitely. Also called elixir of life. 3. A substance or medicine believed to have the power to cure all ills. revitalize 1. to give new life to. 2. to give new vitality or vigor to.

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Therapeuttics

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: ther-a-pew-tix

Sentence: Jim felt young again after he started taking the pills. He had endless energy and couldn't sit still. Unfortunately, the side effect was an uncurable nervous tic, where his head twitched manically all day and night. His wife left him and everyone pointed and laughed at him in the streets. But to him the therapeuttics were worth it. They'd all be dead and he'd be living it up in Ibiza.

Etymology: therapeutic (helpful healing) + tic (persistent muscular contraction)

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Pubescebo

Mrgoodtimes

Created by: Mrgoodtimes

Pronunciation: Pu - bes - cebo

Sentence: Martha would not have told her husband that she added a multivitamin to his breakfast if she could have foreseen the pubescebo effect it would have on him, resulting in a trip to the doctor after his back went out.

Etymology: Pubescent - Placebo

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Geripediomophism

Created by: marinus

Pronunciation: geri-pee-di-o-morph-ism

Sentence: Grandpa said the pills made him feel twenty years younger, but after he broke his hip mountain biking we began to suspect that it was that geripediomophism the new commercials warned about.

Etymology: geriatric (old). pediatric (young). ideo- greek prefix "image" morph- form

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Froliceutical

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: froli - su - tik - ul

Sentence: Mabel was drawn along on one of Elmer's froliceutical adventures after he popped one of the new pills his doctor prescribed. The craziness lasted well past supper time.

Etymology: frolic, pharmaceutical

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Rejuveneighties

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: ree JOO ven ay teez

Sentence: Randy has entered his rejuveneighties - that time of life with renewed vigor and the feeling that he should finish all those items on his "Bucket List" before it's too late. He also notices that many women eye him, and therefore says magnanimously that he should "make the rounds" and "give them what they want." But the main reason they pay attention to him is that he's one of the few available men remaining.

Etymology: rejuvenate + eighties (age)

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Youtherapy

Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: You-ther-apy

Sentence: A heavy dose of youtherapy has made John realize what he's been missing all these years.

Etymology: Youth + therapy

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Medidating

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: medidātng

Sentence: Since Edith passed Richard has had little interest in re-kindling his love life but his doctor has introduced him to a new sport; medidating. A couple of little pills give him the redumb to seek out the company of women with confidunce.

Etymology: medicate (administer medicine or a drug to someone) + dating (a social or romantic appointment or engagement)

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clever... - mweinmann, 2010-01-12: 07:41:00

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