Thursday, 5 December 2013

Entry: restenotic (adj.)

In context: "...conveying his restenotic wife and entertainment-hungry children..."

Definition: This one takes a bit of tracking down.  The OED doesn't have restenotic, but it does have restenosis (n.): 

The recurrence of stenosis, esp. after corrective treatment; an instance of this.

...which leads us to stenosis (n.): The contraction or stricture of a passage, duct or canal.

Other: DFW kept word lists of terms he wanted to use.  It feels like is one he just ended up kind of shoe-horning in.

SNOOT score:  1
Page: 752

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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