Definition of Corpulence

1. Noun. The property of excessive fatness.

Exact synonyms: Adiposis, Overweight, Stoutness
Generic synonyms: Corpulency, Fleshiness, Obesity
Derivative terms: Corpulent, Overweight, Stout



Definition of Corpulence

1. n. Excessive fatness; fleshiness; obesity.

Definition of Corpulence

1. Noun. The state or characteristic of being corpulent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Corpulence

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Corpulence

1. Corpulency Synonym: obesity. Origin: L. Corpulentia, magnification of corpus, body (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corpulence

corpse
corpse camp
corpse camped
corpse camping
corpse camps
corpsed
corpselike
corpses
corpsicle
corpsicles
corpsing
corpsman
corpsmen
corpswoman
corpswomen
corpulence (current term)
corpulences
corpulencies
corpulency
corpulent
corpulently
corpulentness
corpus
corpus adiposum
corpus adiposum buccae
corpus adiposum fossae ischiorectalis
corpus adiposum infrapatellare
corpus adiposum orbitae
corpus albicans
corpus allatum

Literary usage of Corpulence

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1. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1851)
"corpulence } or Excess of Fat in the Human Body: its relations to Chemistry and Physiology, its bearings on other Diseases, and the Value of Human Life, ..."

2. The Young Mother: Or, Management of Children in Regard to Health by William Andrus Alcott (1838)
"corpulence and slovenliness are generally among the more prolific sources of a want of acuteness in feeling. The first is a disease, and may be avoided by a ..."

3. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"France expiated by the devastation of an entire province a coarse and clumsy play upon "corpse" and "corpulence" made by the French king in derision of his ..."

4. A Handbook of Gastronomy by Brillat-Savarin (1884)
"Inconvenience of corpulence. 104.—corpulence has a lamentable influence on the two ... corpulence injures beauty by destroying the harmony of proportion ..."

5. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1898)
"I. corpulence. — The word corpulence has been introduced by French writers, with the definite meaning of the relation between the weight of an individual ..."

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