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'When am I going to get a real holiday?'

DEFINITION: v., To run out of batteries during the holidays, especially on Christmas morning when all the kids and half the adults are screaming for their new toys. n., A battery or personal energy shortage created by over-consumption.

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Holidrained

Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: hol - i - draned

Sentence: Carol was completely holidrained this year. By Christmas morning, it seemed that she had not rested since December 1st. There had been so many things to do to get ready for the holidays and now her batteries felt run down.....she needed badly to recharge.

Etymology: Holiday + Drained (spent, having no energy)

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Batterestitue

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: bah-ter-ess-ti-toot

Sentence: Triple AAA's and Quadruple AAAA's ran down so fast this Christmas past, I went batterestitute!

Etymology: a combo of batteries and destitue ... batterestitute

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Demerritized

Created by: Niktionary

Pronunciation: dee-mare-ih-tized

Sentence: When dad threw the tree out on the lawn, we knew he was clearly demerritized.

Etymology: demerrit+merry+desensitized

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Notivation

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: noh-tuh-vey-shuhn

Sentence: After a full day of wrapping presents and cooking the ham, Wendy had notivation to participate in the festivities.

Etymology: No: not a (used before a noun to convey the opposite of the noun's meaning) + Motivation: the state or condition of being motivated.

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COMMENTS:

noun.... - KelleyToohey, 2007-12-23: 19:57:00

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Denergized

alanmilner

Created by: alanmilner

Pronunciation: as it reads

Sentence: I tried to demonstrate the new product, but all of my batteries had been denergized.

Etymology: denergized is a contraction of de-energized, and plays off the energizer battery campaign.

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Batolac

Slevara

Created by: Slevara

Pronunciation: bat-oh-lack

Sentence: Adj. Christmas was cancelled this year due to Santa's batolac attitude. N. Santa is such a batolac! I can't believe we had to cancel Christmas just because he fell asleep while basting the turkey. Adj. I think these batteries are batolac. We need to buy some more.

Etymology: "The batterers of lack" -Originally used to describe the men who carried battering rams when they ran out of energy before reaching their mark. Modern use has transferred use to mean batteries that have run out of energy or a person who has run out of energy before the event they were preparing for.

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Holidie

Created by: KelleyToohey

Pronunciation: hŏl'ĭ-dī or "holly-die"

Sentence: "Halfway through Chanukah brunch with her in-laws, Midge began to holidie." "I feel holidead after wrapping presents all night."

Etymology: A blend between "holiday", a word meaning a day free from work or a holy day, and the verb "die", meaning to cease living.

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Ohmnavidud

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: OM-navi-DUD

Sentence: Despite months of work decorating his house with lights and other yuletide paraphernailia, Bob's Christmas, quickly, upon the flick of a switch, turned into a personal and festive ohmnavidud. Merry Xmas to all.

Etymology: Georg OHM, in 1827, gave his complete theory of electricity. His work greatly influenced the theory and applications of current electricity. OM or AUM: In Hinduism (and some other religions) the source of manifest existence. OM pervades life and runs through our breath: it is our spiritual and emotional energy. NAVIDAD: "Christmas" in Spanish, as in "Feliz Navidad." DUD: an event or thing that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey - a christmas one, no doubt."

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metrohumanx EXCELLENT techno-blend! - metrohumanx, 2008-12-24: 04:02:00

Excellent originality and etymology, too. - silveryaspen, 2008-12-24: 11:10:00

terrific - Merry Christmas - Jabberwocky, 2008-12-24: 15:13:00

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Stamino

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: stam-uh-noh

Sentence: She thought she had more stamina this year, but it quickly became clear to her that this was a case of stamino. She sat there envying all the new gadgets charging up their batteries and wished that someone would soon invent a battery charger for humans - nevermind that's what spas are for, and alcohol.

Etymology: stamina (the power to endure fatigue, having great strength) + no (negative, not)

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Lacknicad

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: LAK-nih-kad

Sentence: Suddenly realizing that his supply of batteries for toys, clocks and other gifts had run out, Harold suffered a bout of clinical lacknicad depression.

Etymology: Blend of 'lack' (deficiency or absence) and 'nicad', short for nickel cadmium, a type of battery.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-21: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-21: 00:01:00
Speaking of holidays -- I am taking some. So for the next two weeks, we will be showcasing our Verbotomy favorites from the past year. We will kick off 2008 with a new season starting on January 7th. Best wishes to everyone. And I hope you all get pleasantly Merrynaded! ~ James

OZZIEBOB - 2007-12-21: 04:19:00
Thanks for Verbotomy, James. Seasonal Greetings to all.

Jabberwocky - 2007-12-21: 06:01:00
I'll add my best wishes as well to a crazy creative bunch who help jump start my brain cells every morning - Happy holidays

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-21: 09:54:00
Oh no! Only three days to Christmas and I haven't done any Christmas shopping yet. I have a feeling I am going to be overcome by spendementia. ~ James

purpleartichokes - 2007-12-21: 13:54:00
Hope everyone has a cool yule and gets lots of figgies in their pudding!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-12-25: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

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