Friday, 26 February 2010


This is a medical word, but I like it for shamefully 'poetical' reasons:

asystole (med) n inability of the heart to empty itself - Also asystolism [Origin from Greek a- (privative), and systole contraction] Chambers, 1998 (FYI it's pronounced like "a(h)-SIS-toe-lee"

I'm too ashamed to comment further. Will return to some pleasantly smutty dratchell-type words tomorrow.

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