The machine is quite eloquent, but I would be concerned by the needy and slightly neurotic tone.
Impure beverages induce all the graver neurotic and visceral disorders in alcoholism; and, like fusel oil, furfurol and the essence of absinthe, are convulsent poisons.
Donne was now in weak health, and in a highly neurotic condition.
The breathing becomes shallow, the drug killing, like nearly all neurotic poisons (alcohol, morphia, prussic acid, &c.), by paralysis of the respiratory centre, and the patient dying in a state of coma.
Ryle, " The Neurotic Theory of the Miracles of Healing," Hibbert Journal, v.