An example of corpulence is an obese person.
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.