- The definition of corpulence is the state of being extremely overweight.
An example of corpulence is an obese person.
fatness or stoutness of body; obesity
Origin of corpulence; from Classical Latin corpulentia: see corpulent
The condition of being excessively fat; obesity.
Origin of corpulenceMiddle English, corporality, from Latin corpulentia, corpulence, from corpulentus, corpulent, from corpus, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural corpulences)
- The state or characteristic of being corpulent.
From Old French corpulence, from Latin corpulentia.