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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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Top verboticism of the day created by Mustang

Pronunciation: in-fant-AZE-ya

Sentence: The downside of Morton's having entered a state of infantasia was that he was unaware of the real parts of his life much of the time, and the upside was that during his lucid hours he was not really aware that he been to la-la land.

Etymology: Blend of 'Infant' (n. a child during the earliest period of its life, especially before he or she can walk; baby. ) and 'fantasia' (n. something considered to be unreal, weird, exotic, or grotesque)

Created by: Mustang.


I like this word. - hyperborean, 2012-10-17: 23:42:00

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


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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

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