Origin of corpulencefrom Classical Latin corpulentia: see corpulent
The definition of corpulence is the state of being extremely overweight.
An example of corpulence is an obese person.
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.
- Though the doctors warned him that with his corpulence wine was dangerous for him, he drank a great deal.
- He has left an odious picture of himself in the historians - a man untouched by benefits or natural affection, delighting in deeds of blood, his body as loathsome in its blown corpulence as his soul.
- This corpulence was due not alone to over-feeding but to an almost purely vegetable diet; stoutness was a part of the ideal of feminine beauty.
- For the physiology of fasting, see Dietetics; Nutrition; also Corpulence.