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'Well Doc, will I ever be young again?'

DEFINITION: v. To spend years and years wishing you could be young again, only to discover that it's actually happening, but not exactly as you imagined. n. The fear the you are getting so old that people will start treating you like a baby

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Daydrool

Created by: mdmquincy

Pronunciation: day- drool

Sentence: The dapper gentleman daydrooled as he saw the hot young lass eye him disdainfully.

Etymology: Me

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Geriatricks

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: jerry/a/triks

Sentence: Geriatricks is a miserable joke played on people in the prime of life

Etymology: geriatrics + tricks

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Youthanize

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: u/thin/ize

Sentence: Every Thanksgiving, Grandpa would squeeze into his college football jersey and challenge all his "grandboys" to a little game of the "pigskin." The family thought all his youthanizing was a healthy thing, so they not only encouraged the after dinner shenanigans, but they even shouted, "TOUCHDOWN" when he tossed the pigskin in the hoop.

Etymology: Origin: Euthanize-Mercy killing to prevent a prolonged and painful death. :-)

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Youthless

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: yooth les

Sentence: Doctor Payne broke the sad news to Theo that his mind was starting to reverse itself and go from adult to child again. He would soon go from youthless to useless and that prospect was sadder than any physical disability she could have diagnosed for him.

Etymology: Youth (the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person) & Less (comparative of little;used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs)

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Deagerate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: dee/age/er/ate

Sentence: The alzheimer's disease caused his brain to deagerate at a rate much quicker than his family had anticipated.

Etymology: DEAGERATE - verb - from DE (added to verbs to imply reversal) + AGE + DEGENERATE (to diminish in quality)

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Repubesce

Created by: airliebee

Pronunciation: re-pew-bess

Sentence: Fred had worked his whole life, right up until his 86th birthday when the symptoms began. Repubescophobia had gripped him at 55 and refused to let go. His family had called it for what it was, just getting old, but Fred had stoically worked long and hard to stave off the inevitable. Now, he looked hopefully up at the doctor for an answer, but he quickly saw, with what remained of his vision, that her face said it all. He was going to repubesce, and there was nothing he could do. His repubescence was upon him, and there was no miracle drug on the planet that could stop repuberty. Fred was doomed, so he resigned himself to his fate and asked the pretty young doctor for a lollipop.

Etymology: re-: prefix, used to indicate repetition, or with the meaning again, back or backward to indicate withdrawal or backward motion. + pubescence: to arrive, or begin puberty (the beginning of adolescence when the sex glands become functional)

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Renatalize

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: re-na-ta-lize

Sentence: Renatalization was a subfield of Geriatrics and still in the experimental stages. Adolfia Ghering, MD, was among its pioneers. The hopes and dreams of mankind were still a fertile (and sometimes foolish, Adolfia thought) field full of promise. Finding just the right patients took...well, patience. But, afterall, the market was ripe with eager Baby Boomers. Sitting before her now was a dear little man who looked so much like Albert Einstein. Soon she would know if little Albert had been a cute and cuddly baby. Now that the technique had been approved for trial, Adolfia just needed this guy to sign on the dotted line while there was still time to renatalize him. Now if she could just get the pen to stay in his trembling hand...

Etymology: From re, meaning again + natal, meaning relating to one's time of birth

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COMMENTS:

ooh - nice etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-14: 12:26:00

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Peterpangst

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: pee-tur-pangst

Sentence: The surgery went well - he looked like a 20-year old again. However, he began agedecrying and a wave of Peterpangst washed over him when he was rejected for the senior citizens' discount at Walmart.

Etymology: Peter Pan, angst

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COMMENTS:

perhaps he shouldn't have tinkerbelled with his looks - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-21: 10:44:00

Well, he Hooked up with Wendy, who was much younger. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-21: 12:06:00

yes I hear she was a Darling - he probably thought he would neverland her - porsche, 2007-06-21: 12:10:00

He heard the clock ticking and had to make his move. - Stevenson0, 2007-06-21: 12:18:00

he nearly got his croc cleaned in that fight - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-21: 12:24:00

A big hand for the croc! - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-21: 13:14:00

Gotta hand it to you... I liked this one. - texmom, 2007-06-23: 23:40:00

Oh... Peter Pan! LOL you can imagine what I thought. - texmom, 2007-06-23: 23:41:00

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Nappydays

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Nap-pee-dayz

Sentence: Bob's wish to be young again had finally come true. Having been diagnosed with Alzheimers disease he could no longer fend for himself and had reverted back to having a mental age of three. He was certainly back in his nappydays!

Etymology: Nappy(a piece of absorbant material wrapped around babies to absorb bodily functions)ORIGIN abb.Napkin + Days = Nappydays. See also Happydays. A comedy following a group of teenagers growing up in the 1950's, when their lives where full of fun and being young thought nothing could ever go wrong in life.

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COMMENTS:

funny, he became a fonz de leon - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-14: 12:24:00

Isn't this a sad definition? Good word, TJayzz. - Nosila, 2008-08-14: 21:44:00

Very clever. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-15: 06:03:00

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Freshenphase

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: fresh-en-faze

Sentence: The diapers, the long naps, even the constant drooling didn't bother Harold, it was the urge to crawl around on the floor that disturbed him, he thought - he must get his happy knees back from his son in a hurry!

Etymology: fresh (new, young) + phase (a thing of varying modes or conditions manifests itself to the eye or mind)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-21: 01:38:00
Today's definition was inspired by Robert J. Sawyer's Rollback, and the never-ending search for the magic pill that will make you young again. The funny thing is that when the rejuvenation does happen in the real world, it's usually a disaster -- and a source for inspiration. Thanks Rob! ~ James

ivonce - 2008-08-18: 09:40:00
cool