Verboticism: Medicreep

'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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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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Bugbareassment

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: buhg-behr-ehs-mint

Sentence: Dr. Umay Trustem, a truly gentle man, was always amused by the bugbareassment he caused in his male patients when he asked them to bend over and cough.

Etymology: Making BUGBEAR, an object of dread = BUGBARE + ASS (pardon me) a blend with EMBARRASSMENT

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Hippocalyptic

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hip pok a lip tik

Sentence: It was with a hippocalyptic feeling that Henry went to the only doctor in town. Being a newcomer, Henry was unaware that most locals did not see old Doc Sawyer Bones. They went to the City Hospital instead. Henry's pain and discomfort at going to a new doctor was only overshadowed by the extreme abdominal pains which had attacked him for the past few hours. It was only when he was counting backwards from 100 that he spied the certificate on the wall...Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine. He just hoped that he'd not wake up and find himself neutered!

Etymology: Hippocratic (an oath taken by physicians to observe medical ethics deriving from Hippocrates...first do no harm!) & Apocalypic (prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom;dread)

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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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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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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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Docshock

Created by: memyselfandbo

Pronunciation: dahk-shahk

Sentence: While at the dentist's office, Louie felt a surge of docshock when he saw the very shiny, very pointy instrument headed towards his mouth. Fortunately, the dental hygienist recognized the symptoms and slapped Louis upside the head to snap him out of it. "Thanks," he mumbled as he rubbed his throbbing head.

Etymology: Doctor: a licensed medical practitioner. Shock: something that jars the mind or emotions.

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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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Asstressment

petaj

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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Paprehension

artr

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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