Corpulence meaning

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The definition of corpulence is the state of being extremely overweight.

An example of corpulence is an obese person.

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The condition of being excessively fat; obesity.
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Fatness or stoutness of body; obesity.
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The condition of being excessively fat; obesity.
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The state or characteristic of being corpulent.
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Origin of corpulence

  • Middle English corporality from Latin corpulentia corpulence from corpulentus corpulent from corpus body kwrep- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French corpulence, from Latin corpulentia.

    From Wiktionary