Created by: CharlieB
Definition: v. To be so immersed in a virtual world that you forget about your responsibilities to the physical world -- like your job, your family, or even feeding and washing yourself. n. A person who lives exclusively in their imagination.
Sentence: Jane's neglect of personal hygeine, nutrition and fresh air in favour of instant messaging her online buddies was a clear sign that she'd succumbed to the virtual reality pretendemic.
Etymology: pretend (make believe) & endemic (a disease characteristic of certain places or people)