- after a meal, especially after dinner: postprandial oratory; a postprandial brandy.
Origin of postprandial
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Examples from the Web for postprandial
The postprandial moment has never struck me as a time for joe.Overrated/Underrated: Food, Glorious and Otherwise
June 1, 2012
I will give you one or two examples of these postprandial inflictions.Gryll Grange
Thomas Love Peacock
But she gave up brandy except as a very occasional chasse after the postprandial coffee.Mrs. Warren's Daughter
Sir Harry Johnston
He has the mellower outlook, a benevolent, postprandial regard.
The father alone did nothing, but still rested on his couch, perhaps indulging in a postprandial nap.A Crystal Age
W. H. Hudson
The wit and gaiety, the range and the emphasis of their postprandial conversation can be imagined.Vie de Bohme
- of or relating to the period immediately after lunch or dinnera postprandial nap
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Word Origin and History for postprandial
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Following a meal, especially dinner.
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