- after a meal, especially after dinner: postprandial oratory; a postprandial brandy.
Origin of postprandial
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Examples from the Web for post-prandial
I was smoking my post-prandial cigar at the time, at peace with all the world.The Right Stuff
St. Peter ain't going to take no post-prandial siestas from now on.Blue Goose
Frank Lewis Nason
To my mind this was something more than the post-prandial levity it was meant to be.Marse Henry (Vol. 2)
From his perch on the blacksmith's anvil he spoke between the puffs of his post-prandial pipe.Humorous Ghost Stories
His arrival was celebrated by another feast and post-prandial business agreement, and New France began its brief existence.
- of or relating to the period immediately after lunch or dinnera postprandial nap
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Word Origin and History for post-prandial
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- Following a meal, especially dinner.
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