corpulent

[ kawr-pyuh-luh nt ]
/ ˈkɔr pyə lənt /

adjective

large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat.

Origin of corpulent

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin corpulentus, equivalent to corp(us) body + -ulentus -ulent
Related formscor·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 Formscorpulence or corpulency, nouncorpulently, adverb

Word Origin for corpulent

C14: from Latin corpulentus fleshy
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Word Origin and History for corpulent

corpulent


adj.

late 14c., from Old French corpulent "stout, fat," from Latin corpulentus "fleshy, fat," from corpus "body" (see corporeal) + -ulentus "full of." Leigh Hunt was sent to prison for two years for calling the Prince Regent corpulent in print in 1812.

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Medicine definitions for corpulent

corpulent

[ kôrpyə-lənt ]

adj.

Excessively fat.
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