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DEFINITION: v. To feel stressed and anxious and when your mobile phone runs out of battery power, drops its network connection, or in the worst case, gets misplaced and lost. n. A panic attack caused by an interruption in your mobile phone service.

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Imservusphobia

Created by: moontopia

Pronunciation: im-ser-vus-fo-bee-a

Sentence: The crazy and wishing to be youthful woman was stricken with imservusphobia, when her cell phone made the undesirable beep when she was texting her 92-year old mom.

Etymology: im-not servus-sevice phobia-fear

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Panicphonia

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: pan - ick - fon - ee - aaaaaahhhh

Sentence: Lucille was so dependent on being in constant phone communication that she experienced panicphonia anytime her service was inerrupted, even if it was just for a few seconds.

Etymology: panic (a sudden fear which dominates or replaces thinking) ---> phone (electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances) ---> phobia (an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things)

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COMMENTS:

sounds like a real word - good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-22: 13:11:00

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Calledsweat

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: cawld-swet

Sentence: Madeleine broke out in a calledsweat every time her phone dropped out during a phone call. It started with a ringing in her ears, followed by strange mutterings about how could anyone be dialling when they are pressing buttons and there is no dial in sight. But the most dramatic effect of her calledsweat was the profuse secretion of perspiration from her ears.

Etymology: call + cold sweat

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great petaj - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-04: 15:48:00

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Cellanxious

Created by: queenjane75

Pronunciation: Sell-aink-shus

Sentence: Some neighbors figured Martha had been cheating on Ed, but really it was her cellanxious dependency to stay within a wireless service area that inspired him to leave her for good and head up to the mountains on a permanent hunting trip. He didn't feel like he was abandoning her as he packed up the jeep; he could see her through the dirty windows, talking on her damn cell phone.

Etymology: Cell+anxious

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Phonbia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: fōnbēə

Sentence: Jill practically lives with her celly in hand. Talking, texting, surfing... she’s all about it. One of the problems this causes is a major case of phonbia, a general case of what if. What if the signal fades? What if the battery fails? What if she sprains her thumb? AAAAAAAAAAAA!

Etymology: phone (a system that converts acoustic vibrations to electrical signals in order to transmit sound) + phobia (an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something)

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Anthrophobiaectoclaacu

Created by: roulouken331

Pronunciation: AnthrOE- Phobia- EctOE- ClAH- AHcu

Sentence: Her Anthrophobiaectoclaacu was so bad she had to live only where there was service from her cell phone company.

Etymology: Anthro- Human Phobia- Fear of Ecto- outside Cla- to break Acu- To hear

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Deringed

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: dee - ring - d

Sentence: Cindy became positively deringed when her cell phone lost power during the thunderstorm.

Etymology: deranged, ring (as in phone call)

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Disconnectophobia

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: diskənektəfōbēə

Sentence: Jenny is connected to her BFF by the ear. If her cell isn’t stuck to the side of her face, it’s only because she is texting instead. Technology has been a godsend for them. It also has given her a bad case of disconnectophobia. The mere thought of a tech failure can make her break out in a cold sweat.

Etymology: disconnect (break the connection of or between) + phobia (an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something)

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Cellabreak

Created by: torontorc

Pronunciation: sell-a-break

Sentence: I was talking to my mom when all of a sudden for no flippin' reason, I had a cellabreak and she was gone.

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Motorolapse

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: motor/olapse

Sentence: He had a motorolapse and could only be revived by loud ringtones.

Etymology: motorola + lapse

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-03: 18:46:00

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Comments:

stache - 2008-04-03: 01:35:00
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stache - 2008-04-03: 01:37:00
to whom is credit for the definition owed, james?

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-03: 07:55:00
Ah... Actually I made it up! Cheers ~ James

stache - 2008-04-03: 18:47:00
way to go.

youmustvotenato youmustvotenato - 2011-10-27: 15:30:00
holy smokes, half the universe gave a verboticism