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Middle English corporality from Latin corpulentia corpulence from corpulentus corpulent from corpus body kwrep- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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.
It is, in fact, very much the same system as that proposed a number of years ago by Banting (see Corpulence).
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