Verboticism: Reinspate

'Is that toilet paper on your clothesline?'

DEFINITION: v. To compulsively wash and excessively reuse "disposable items", like paper cups, plastic utensils or kleenex tissues. n. An obsessive compulsion to reuse disposable items, often combined with a disposal inhibition.

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Pronunciation: rē'ĭn-spāt'

Sentence: Regis reinspated his TEXSUN(tm) juice cans for everything from tailpipe patches to pen and pencil holders.

Etymology: reins, means of steering or control; pate, the top of one's head.

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