- sick from gross excess in drinking or eating.
Origin of crapulent
1650–60; < Late Latin crāpulentus drunk, derivative of Latin crāpula drunkenness < Greek kraipálē drunkenness, a hangover; see -ent
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- given to or resulting from intemperance
- suffering from intemperance; drunken
Word Origin for crapulent
C18: from Late Latin crāpulentus drunk, from Latin crāpula, from Greek kraipalē drunkenness, headache resulting therefrom
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Word Origin and History for crapulence
1650s, from Latin crapulentus "very drunk," from crapula "excessive drinking" (see crapulous). Related: Crapulence.
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- Sickness caused by excessive eating or drinking.
- Excessive indulgence; intemperance.
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