[ krap-yuh-luhnt ]
/ ˈkræp yə lənt /
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM crapulentcrap·u·lence, crap·u·len·cy, noun
Words nearby crapulent
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British Dictionary definitions for crapulent
/ (ˈkræpjʊlənt) /
given to or resulting from intemperance
suffering from intemperance; drunken
Derived forms of crapulentcrapulence, nouncrapulently or crapulously, adverbcrapulousness, noun
Word Origin for crapulent
C18: from Late Latin crāpulentus drunk, from Latin crāpula, from Greek kraipalē drunkenness, headache resulting therefrom
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