pono-, pon-, -ponic, -ponics +

(Greek: toil, labor, work hard, fatigue; exertion; also, suffering, pain)

ponograph
1. An instrument for estimating and recording sensitiveness to pain.
2. An instrument for recording graphically the progressive fatigue of a contracting muscle.
ponomania
1. An abnormal enthusiasm to work to excess.
2. A morbid impulse to be constantly working.
ponomaniac
1. Someone who has an abnormal "love" to work excessively.
2. A strong desire to keep working.
3. A person who has a morbid impulse to work far beyond what is considered "normal".
ponopalmosis
1. Making an effort to palpitate one's heart; that is, to cause the heart to beat rapidly or to pulsate or to throb with some kind of physical exertion.
2. A rarely used term for a condition of irritating the heart when palpitation is excited by slight exertion.
ponopathy
1. Nervous exhaustion.
2. Characteristics of mental or physical fatigue or body weakness after performing, or trying to perform, everyday activities, and the inability to recover from that fatigue by normal periods of rest or relaxation.
ponophilia
1. A fondness for working.
2. Attracted to working.
ponophiliac
1. Someone who likes to work.
2. A person who has a desire to work instead of being inactive in retirement.
ponophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An abnormal distaste for exerting oneself: Having ponophobia, Abigail loved lying on the sofa and watching TV and hated doing work around the house or in the garden, fearing that she would overwork herself and be so sweaty, fatigued, and exhausted that she couldn't watch any of her favorite TV programs!

Cross references related to "work, toil" word families: argo-; ergasio-; ergo-; labor-; oper-; urg-.


Cross references related to "pain, hurt; suffering, injury" word families: -agra; algesi-; algo-; angina-; dolor-; Masochism; noci-; odyno-; poen-; Sadism.