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vitamized

adjective; derivation
Not lacking any vitamins necessary to one’s well-being. Not lacking any necessary vitamins. This appears to be an adjective originating from the past participle of a verb ‘to vitamize,’ formed from a clipping of the noun ‘vitamin’ and the verbal suffix ‘-ize.’ The loss of the final consonant of the element ‘vitamin’ may have been a slip of the tongue. The speaker had been ill, and then began to feel better after taking vitamins. She attributed her wellness to the fact that she had taken lots of vitamins, but needed a more concise way to say this.
 
I feel so much better! I’m all vitamized.
Etymology : clipping of vitam(in) + ‘-ized’
Source : conversation with friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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