post·​pran·​di·​al | \ pōs(t)-ˈpran-dē-əl How to pronounce postprandial (audio) \

Definition of postprandial

: occurring after a meal

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Other Words from postprandial

postprandially \ pōs(t)-​ˈpran-​dē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce postprandially (audio) \ adverb

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Trump’s postprandial departure will be accompanied by Royal Regiment of Scotland playing the bagpipes, a tip of the hat perhaps to Trump’s Scottish-German heritage. Josh Dawsey, Washington Post, "In Britain, Trump will see castles and the queen and steer clear of protesters," 6 July 2018 Gender imbalance in the kitchen is as French as foie gras and as traditional as a postprandial coffee. Assia Labbas, New York Times, "France’s New Michelin Guide: More Fraternité Than Égalité," 23 Feb. 2018 First lady Jacqueline Kennedy — and her social secretary Letitia Baldrige — were at the center of 15 dinners that featured an explosion of postprandial entertainment, from the National Symphony Orchestra to the Joffrey Ballet. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "‘Brilliant beyond all precedent’: The first White House state dinner for the king of Hawaii," 24 Apr. 2018 Gone are the napkins tortured into swans and the postprandial triage that shunted women to the drawing room while men dealt business. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Mastering the Art of the Tense Dinner Party," 1 Mar. 2018 But during some postprandial moments, trusting a professional with dog walking duty and crashing on a couch sounds a lot nicer. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "This Dog-Walking App Can Save Your Holiday Celebration," 20 Nov. 2015 We were treated to several minutes of this special performance before the dude's postprandial Uber whisked him away into the buzzing twilight of west Wrigleyville. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Matt Eversman is back in the game at Ella Elli," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of postprandial

1820, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of postprandial

formal + humorous : happening after a meal


post·​pran·​di·​al | \ -ˈpran-dē-əl How to pronounce postprandial (audio) \

Medical Definition of postprandial

: occurring after a meal postprandial hypoglycemia

Other Words from postprandial

postprandially \ -​ē How to pronounce postprandially (audio) \ adverb

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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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