Verboticism: Recyclophobia

'Have you seen my wedding rings?'

DEFINITION: n. The desire to convert items with sentimental value, like antique hand-crafted jewelery, back into the raw material, like gold bullion, to access its commercial value. v. To cash in something with sentimental value.

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Recyclophobia

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-cyc-loh-FO-bya

Sentence: Marshall had always been into recycling for environmental concerns but with the turndown in the economy he had become totally recyclophobic even going so far as to melt down family heirlooms, coin collections, and anything else he thought had even a remote chance of containing precious metals.

Etymology: Blend of 'recycle' (return metals etc to their natural state for reuse) and 'phobia' (phobic)(irrational fear)

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