corpulence

noun
cor·​pu·​lence | \ ˈkȯr-pyə-lən(t)s How to pronounce corpulence (audio) \

Definition of corpulence

: the state of being corpulent

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Examples of corpulence in a Sentence

the doctor warned that the patient's corpulence was unhealthy and not merely unattractive

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The Superintendent of Criminal Investigations, Hideo Nishimura, was tall and even-featured and had probably been handsome in his youth, but the years at the desk showed in his growing corpulence and a certain slowness in breaking inertia. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Two unlikely cops are paired up to solve murders in a war-torn Tokyo in Ninth Step Station," 8 Dec. 2018 View 107 Photos Big, Bad, Bold Its corpulence doesn’t prevent it from being easy on the eyes. Josh Jacquot, Car and Driver, "2017 Ford F-150 Raptor," 24 Jan. 2018 Bad, Bold Its corpulence doesn’t prevent it from being easy on the eyes. Josh Jacquot, Car and Driver, "2017 Ford F-150 Raptor," 17 June 2017 Here’s another compelling reason to avoid extreme corpulence: painfully long needles that inject drugs into the butt. Wired Blogs, WIRED, "Missing the Mark," 29 Nov. 2005 Bad, Bold Its corpulence doesn’t prevent it from being easy on the eyes. Josh Jacquot, Car and Driver, "2017 Ford F-150 Raptor," 17 June 2017

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First Known Use of corpulence

1547, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corpulence

Middle English corpolence "corporeity," borrowed from Middle French & Medieval Latin; Middle French corpulence "body size," borrowed from Medieval Latin corpulentia "stoutness, corporeity, density," going back to Latin, "stoutness," from corpulentus "of heavy build, corpulent" + -ia -ia entry 1

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The first known use of corpulence was in 1547

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corpulence

noun
cor·​pu·​lence | \ ˈkȯr-pyə-lən(t)s How to pronounce corpulence (audio) \

Medical Definition of corpulence

: the state of being excessively fat

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