Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Entry: nonuremic (adj.)

In context: "When Gately finally snapped to the fact, one day about four months into his Ennet House residency, that quite a few days seemed to have gone by without his playing with the usual idea of slipping over to Unit #7 and getting loaded in some nonuremic way the courts couldn't prove, that several days had gone by without his even thinking of oral narcotics or a tightly rolled duBois or a cold foamer on a hot day..."

Definition: From uremic (adj.): Of or pertaining to, marked or characterized by, uræmia.

Other: Though what I think DFW is saying here is that Gately hasn't though of getting high in a way that won't show up in some sort of urine testing.

SNOOT score: 1
 
Page: 349

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   


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