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Is this a word? #15948
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During the wee hours of the morning, as I kept awakening from my late evening Tex-Mex dinner, gulping glasses of water, the word "thirstifying" popped into my head (and wouldn't leave). It should be a word, since I can't think of any synonym that would use fewer than four words.

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Re: Is this a word? #15949
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>...use fewer than four words.

so, you were dying of thirst[3], parched[1], even thirsting[1]?


Re: Is this a word? #15950
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Nope -- wrong definition. "Thirstifying" does not describe the victim, but the agent. My definition would be, "having the quality of making one thirsty." It could be applied to food (salted peanuts, tacos) or to activities (running a marathon), or to certain drugs (antihistimines).

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Re: Is this a word? #15951
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Do you mean like "thirstogenesis"?



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ah... dipsetic


Re: Is this a word? #15953
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ah... dipsetic


My SOED says "dipsas : a mythical serpent whose bite causes a raging thirst."
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Re: Is this a word? #15954
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Um... dehydrating, anyone?
Kind of dull compared to dipsetic, though...


Re: Is this a word? #15955
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Thirst-inducing.

I [heart] hyphenated words.


Re: Is this a word? #15956
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I'll go with thirst-inducing. Dipsetic wouldn't be understood by anyone wasn't a tsuwm addict. Dehydrating doesn't mean quite the right thing; you can be thirsty without being dehydrated. Thirstifying has a mock rustic ring to it that could be taken amiss in some contexts.


Re: Is this a word? #15957
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yes but.... part of my quixotic campaign is to (re)introduce potentially useful (albeit currently worthless) words. it seems as though dipsetic might have some potential....

besides. enigma suggests Dirac, one of those dry physicists.


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