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wiiitis (also Wii-itis) - definition and synonyms


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    pain, in the shoulders or knees, which is a result of playing games on the video console Wii

    "It's possible that Wii-itis may lead to rheumatism and arthritis in later life."

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/09/2010

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