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[yoo-pep-shuh, -see-uh]
  1. good digestion (opposed to dyspepsia).
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Also eu·pep·sy [yoo-pep-see] /ˈyu pɛp si/.

Origin of eupepsia

1700–10; < New Latin < Greek eupepsía good digestion, equivalent to eu- eu- + péps(is) digestion + -ia -ia
Related formseu·pep·tic [yoo-pep-tik] /yuˈpɛp tɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples of eupeptic

  • For all his simple diet he is not so eupeptic as Chesterton.

    Six Major Prophets

    Edwin Emery Slosson

  • Every chance-comer was instantaneously gauged as dyspeptic or eupeptic, friend or foe.

  • He tells me the right way to plant potatoes and prune apple-trees, and our communion is blest with eupeptic content.

    The Affable Stranger

    Peter McArthur

  • On the problem of Death, except in masquerade of robes and wings, his eupeptic temperament never allowed him to dwell.

  • I did not sleep much, for I was strung too high with expectation, and I envied Blenkiron his now eupeptic slumbers.


    John Buchan

British Dictionary definitions for eupeptic


eupepsy (juːˈpɛpsɪ)

  1. physiol good digestion
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Derived Formseupeptic (juːˈpɛptɪk), adjective

Word Origin for eupepsia

C18: from New Latin, from Greek, from eu- + pepsis digestion, from peptein to digest
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eupeptic in Medicine


  1. Digesting well; having a good digestion.
  2. Conducive to digestion.
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(yōō-pĕpsē-ə, -shə)
  1. Good digestion.
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