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[ple-thawr-ik, -thor-, pleth-uh-rik]
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  1. overfull; turgid; inflated: a plethoric, pompous speech.
  2. of, relating to, or characterized by plethora.
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Origin of plethoric

First recorded in 1610–20; plethor(a) + -ic
Related formsple·thor·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for plethoric

Historical Examples

  • Animals attacked with this disease are generally in a plethoric condition.

    Cattle and Their Diseases

    Robert Jennings

  • My mate that year was a stout and very short, plethoric person.

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

  • “Turn out of that, you lazy lump of plethoric somnolescence,” whack!

    Hudson Bay

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • The passenger, who was a plethoric, sanguineous man, felt as if he were stifling.

    My Novel, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • This keeper was a plethoric, heavy-eyed man, dull and sleepy.