Verboticism: Dentribulation

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