eupeptic

adjective
eu·​pep·​tic | \ yü-ˈpep-tik How to pronounce eupeptic (audio) \

Definition of eupeptic

1 : of, relating to, or having good digestion

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Eupeptic first appeared around 1700 and was probably created from eupepsia, a word meaning "good digestion." (Eupepsia was cooked up from eu-, meaning "good," and -pepsia, meaning "digestion," ingredients that are ultimately of Greek origin.) It seems reasonable that good digestion might enhance one's outlook on life - and indeed, eupeptic can suggest a happy frame of mind as well as a happy digestive system. Along similar lines, someone with poor digestion might be cranky, and the antonymous counterparts of eupeptic and eupepsia - dyspeptic and dyspepsia - can suggest either indigestion or ill humor.

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our eupeptic colleague was unfazed by our gloomy expressions and dire predictions
Recent Examples on the Web It’s a eupeptic, buoyant whiskey that is easy to digest. Dan Dunn, Robb Report, 15 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of eupeptic

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Eupeptic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eupeptic. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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eupeptic

adjective
eu·​pep·​tic | \ -ˈpep-tik How to pronounce eupeptic (audio) \

Medical Definition of eupeptic

: of, relating to, or having good digestion

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