postprandial

adjective

post·​pran·​di·​al pōs(t)-ˈpran-dē-əl How to pronounce postprandial (audio)
: occurring after a meal
postprandially adverb

Examples of postprandial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indeed, numerous studies support the importance of moving after meals, including a 2021 meta-analysis published in the journal Sports Medicine; the authors concluded that 30 minutes of aerobic activity in the postprandial state is ideal for decreasing glucose and insulin levels in healthy adults. Barbara Brody, Fortune, 13 May 2022 Dabestani is especially fond of the upholstered window seat behind the head of the table, which is covered with speckled taupe fabric from the American design company BBDW and is the perfect spot for postprandial lounging. Molly Creeden, New York Times, 10 Jan. 2023 When the foods were chewed the postprandial blood glucose levels rose to levels which varied according to the food ingested. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 1 Sep. 2014 Distention induced contractile activity was significantly increased near defecation threshold, but pre- and postprandial conditions were not different. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 8 Feb. 2012 Swallowing food without chewing; a simple way to reduce postprandial glycaemia. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 1 Sep. 2014 Cynar is used in pre-dinner drinks like spritz and negroni, but is also drunk as a postprandial digestif because of its savory artichoke flavor. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 26 June 2021 Glenlaurel Scottish Inn’s six-course dinner (prix fixe from $65; 72-hour advance reservation encouraged; glenlaurel.com) fortifies a postprandial moth hunt conducted by lepidopterist Chris Kline at his Butterfly Ridge Conservation Center. Andrew Nelson, WSJ, 2 July 2021 At a postprandial gathering with friends, talk turns to the crucial reconnection with nature after months trapped within four walls rarely unplugged from screens and technology. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 28 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postprandial was in 1820

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“Postprandial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postprandial. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

postprandial

adjective
post·​pran·​di·​al -ˈpran-dē-əl How to pronounce postprandial (audio)
: occurring after a meal
postprandial hypoglycemia
postprandially adverb
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