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crapulent

[krap-yuh-luh nt]
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adjective
  1. sick from gross excess in drinking or eating.
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Origin of crapulent

1650–60; < Late Latin crāpulentus drunk, derivative of Latin crāpula drunkenness < Greek kraipálē drunkenness, a hangover; see -ent
Related formscrap·u·lence, crap·u·len·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for crapulence

crapulent

crapulous (ˈkræpjʊləs)

adjective
  1. given to or resulting from intemperance
  2. suffering from intemperance; drunken
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Derived Formscrapulence, nouncrapulently or crapulously, adverbcrapulousness, noun

Word Origin

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

crapulent

adj.

1650s, from Latin crapulentus "very drunk," from crapula "excessive drinking" (see crapulous). Related: Crapulence.

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crapulence in Medicine

crapulence

(krăpyə-ləns)
n.
  1. Sickness caused by excessive eating or drinking.
  2. Excessive indulgence; intemperance.
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