EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective after a meal, especially after dinner: postprandial oratory; a postprandial brandy. Origin of postprandial 1810–20; post-
) meal +
-al 1 Related forms post·pran·di·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for post-prandial Historical Examples of post-prandial
I was smoking my
post-prandial cigar at the time, at peace with all the world.
St. Peter ain't going to take no
post-prandial siestas from now on.
To my mind this was something more than the
post-prandial levity it was meant to be.
From his perch on the blacksmith's anvil he spoke between the puffs of his
His arrival was celebrated by another feast and
post-prandial business agreement, and New France began its brief existence. British Dictionary definitions for post-prandial adjective of or relating to the period immediately after lunch or dinner a postprandial nap
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Word Origin and History for post-prandial adj.
post-prandial, 1820, from post- "after" + Latin prandium "luncheon" (usually bread, fish, or cold meat, taken around noon), from *pram "early" (from PIE *pre-, variant of root per- (1) "forward, through;" see per) + edere "to eat" (see edible) + -al (1).
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post-prandial in Medicine postprandial [pōst-prăn ′dē-əl] adj. Following a meal, especially dinner. Related forms post•pran ′di•al•ly adv.
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