[ pohst-pran-dee-uhl ]

  1. after a meal, especially after dinner: postprandial oratory; a postprandial brandy.

Origin of postprandial

First recorded in 1810–20; post- + Latin prandi(um) “meal” + -al1

Other words from postprandial

  • post·pran·di·al·ly, adverb

Words Nearby postprandial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use postprandial in a sentence

  • 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 | Orlo Williams

British Dictionary definitions for postprandial


/ (pəʊstˈprændɪəl) /

  1. of or relating to the period immediately after lunch or dinner: a postprandial nap

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