Verboticism: Paprehension

'Please keep your tongue to the left!'

DEFINITION: n. The feelings of apprehension which occur when undergoing a medical examination. v. To feel discomfort while a medical professional pokes and prods at the weak points of your body.

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Novication

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: no-vi-cay-shun

Sentence: Al felt extreme novication as he sat in the dentists chair, with the dentist fighting his tongue to get his instruments back!

Etymology: Play on popular numbing drug novacaine

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Medicreep

Created by: EpicButCrazy

Pronunciation: med-ick-reap

Sentence: This dentist really medicreeps me out. I'd swear he deliberately drags out his poking in your mouth, just for the sick pleasure of it!

Etymology: medical + creep

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Stethonope

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Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: ste the nop

Sentence: As soon as Kimberly saw the doctor lurching toward her from the doorway, she felt adrenaline and stethonope surge through her anxious body.

Etymology: Stethoscope + Nope

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Supainful

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: so pain ful

Sentence: “Lay back and relax” really meant, it’s going to be supainful! She fought the urge to cry out in pain at the first jab!

Etymology: From: SUPINE and PAINFUL. To lay on your back and feel so much pain and discomfort that you feel like saying: "It's so painful".

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COMMENTS:

Right on the definition, easy to remember and to say. Supa Duper! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-16: 21:43:00

I agree it's quick and to the point! I like it! :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-17: 03:42:00

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Medicangst

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: med-ick-ang-st

Sentence: Her medicangst heightened when she witnessed out of the corner of her eye, her dental surgeon taking a long haul of an inhale of laughing gas just prior to her wisdom teeth extraction.

Etymology: medical + angst

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Asstressment

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: a-stress-ment

Sentence: I need some tranquillisers to get over the asstressment, but I really don't want to go through another asstressment just to get a script.

Etymology: assessment + stress

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Trepidenticious

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: trep-uh-den-TISH-yuss

Sentence: As her appointment for a dental exam and major cleaning grew nearer Carmen once again felt the severe tremors of her unreasonable trepidenticious reactions.

Etymology: Blend of 'trepidation' (tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation), 'dental' and the suffix '-ious (Having; having the qualities of)

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Dentribulation

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dentribyəlāshən

Sentence: The dental office that Michael goes to has all the modern amenities to deal with any dental issue he might come in with. What they have trouble dealing with is his dentribulations. He will sit in the lobby furtively looking over ages-old magazines dreading THAT moment - when the nurse sticks her head through the door and calls his name. Michael's inner adult tells him to relax and trust that he will be taken care of. His inner child is kicking, screaming, scratching and biting. The staff hates it when his inner child gets out. Michael has also found that feigning deafness or amnesia doesn't work very well.

Etymology: dental (of or relating to the teeth) + tribulation (a cause of great trouble or suffering)

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - Mustang, 2009-04-16: 23:48:00

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Paprehension

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: paprihenshən

Sentence: Joyce is very good about keeping up on all her preventive medical procedures but admits to paprehension.

Etymology: pap test (a test to detect cancer of the cervix or uterus) + apprehension (anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen)

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Toothscary

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: too - th - skaree

Sentence: Georgia went to see the toothscary today... She felt sharp objects hit her gumline while a pair of beady eyes looked down from above. There was a tremendous scraping and then whirring and ringing in her ears while she was blinded by an intense light.....She wondered whether this had ben an alien abdunction but she felt too whoozzy to remember much.

Etymology: tooth, scary, not the tooth fairy!!

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COMMENTS:

Ah! Fun etomology. I like your verbotomy fairy much! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-16: 12:48:00

Driven to extraction...good one! - Nosila, 2009-04-16: 21:09:00

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