Verboticism: Geriactive

'It's about my husband's new prescription? '

DEFINITION: n. An unintended consequence of medical or psychological therapy, especially if the therapy is supposed to make you feel "young again".

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ger/i/act/ive

Sentence: His eighty-five year old grandfather became another one of those amazing geriatives after taking one of those new miracle drugs. He now runs five miles a day, works double shifts at Wal-Mart and parties most nights.

Etymology: geriatrics + active

Points: 695

Comments: Geriactive

silveryaspen - 2008-01-01: 19:54:00
Conveys a nice way to stay as the years roll on! Sounds ever so much nicer than sexy senior citizen!

Korinne - 2008-01-02: 13:39:00
Good one!

zebrahdh - 2008-01-03: 19:11:00
Geriactive is spelled wrong in the example. Sorry I posted it in the main area, but until i did that i could not leave the message here for some reason.