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ellipticize

verb; blending
To exercise on an elliptical cross-trainer machine Concise way of saying ‘exercising on an elliptical machine’. My roommate was inviting me to work out with her in the morning so she used a creative way of saying it so as to make it sound more appealing and fun. It was said with a degree of sarcasm and humor in her tone of voice to convey that she wasn't completely serious about trying to make exercising on an elliptical machine sound really fun first thing in the morning.
 
I’m going to ellipticize at Autry tomorrow morning
Etymology : ellipti(cal) from Greek elleiptikos 'defective' from elleipsis 'a falling short' + (exer)cise from Latin exercitium, from exercitus, past participle of exercre, 'to exercise'
Source : Roommate
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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