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corpulent

[ kawr-pyuh-luhnt ]
/ ˈkɔr pyə lənt /
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adjective
large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat.
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Origin of corpulent

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin corpulentus, equivalent to corp(us) body + -ulentus-ulent

OTHER WORDS FROM corpulent

cor·pu·lent·ly, adverbun·cor·pu·lent, adjectiveun·cor·pu·lent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for corpulent

corpulent
/ (ˈkɔːpjʊlənt) /

adjective
physically bulky; fat

Derived forms of corpulent

corpulence or corpulency, nouncorpulently, adverb

Word Origin for corpulent

C14: from Latin corpulentus fleshy
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Medical definitions for corpulent

corpulent
[ kôrpyə-lənt ]

adj.
Excessively fat.
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