Verboticism: Reacten

'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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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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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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Reptiledysfunction

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rep tyl dis funk shun

Sentence: When Stan's libido started to take long vacations, he went to the doctor to get some help in the form of little blue pills. After taking one or two, he started displaying unusual side effects. One of the more disturbing was what his wife Joyce called his reptiledysfunction. He ran around like a randy iguana. He stood in a menacing stance, tongue flicking in and out of his mouth, singing, "We're off to see the Lizard, the wonderful Lizard of Awes". Time to get that dosage checked...

Etymology: Reptile (any cold-blooded vertebrate) & Dysfunction ((medicine) any disturbance in the function of an organ or body part) and Wordplay on Erectile Dysfunction (the reason they made Viagra and such products-impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis)

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Backlapse

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈbækˌlæps/

Sentence: Since I no longer owned any Quicksilver t-shirts or jams, the effects of the backlapse were mild, and I merely spent the day playing Prince of Persia.

Etymology: From backlash + relapse

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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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Retrocussion

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: reh-troh-KUHSH-uhn

Sentence: When Alex's father purchased a Maserati for his fiftieth birthday, the retrocussions were embarrassing, especially when Alex would introduce girlfriends to his gold-laden, shades-wearing, slang-misusing dad.

Etymology: retro- + repercussion

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COMMENTS:

Came alive when read in the sentence -- nice! - rephil, 2007-06-18: 10:15:00

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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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Phonypubepoints

Created by: ajcor

Pronunciation: as it sounds

Sentence: Cyril suffered delightedly from PhonyPubePoints after taking his herbal remedy for hair loss and ingrowing toe nails.

Etymology: Phony - as in fake Pube as in pubescent = youth Points as in an unexpected hardening of personal protubing muscle = tent pegs

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Adoselescent

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Add-oce-les-sent

Sentence: After two hours of a spoonful of the medicine, I could clearly see the adoselescents of it. She was whining in a feeble position on the floor, and all functions of "going" in the toilet became null and void.

Etymology: Adolescent (a young person) + dose (a prescribed amount of medicine)

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Ponce

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: pawnse

Sentence: Dr. A: "How did the procedure work out for Mrs. Hyde?" Nurse B: "The face lift turned out great -- got her a new boy toy. But he left over the stretch marks from the lipo -- so that was a bit of a ponce.

Etymology: Colloquial -- after Juan Ponce De Leon, first Spanish governor of Puerto Rico and legendary seeker of the Fountain of Youth.

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