corpulence

[kawr-pyuh-luhns]
noun
bulkiness or largeness of body; fatness; portliness.
Also, corpulency.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin corpulentia. See corpulent, -ence

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corpulent (ˈkɔːpjʊlənt)
 
adj
physically bulky; fat
 
[C14: from Latin corpulentus fleshy]
 
'corpulence
 
n
 
'corpulency
 
n
 
'corpulently
 
adv

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corpulence
late 15c. "body size" (either large or small, with adj.), from Fr. corpulence, from L. corpulentia, noun of quality from corpulentus (see corpulent). Restriction to "bulkiness, obesity" began late 16c.
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corpulence cor·pu·lence (kôr'pyə-ləns)
n.
The condition of being excessively fat; obesity.

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Example sentences
By the end of their fortnight layover, some birds achieve outright corpulence,
  their breasts swaying pendulously with every step.
Corpulence brings a variety of health problems, from arthritis and diabetes to
  heart attacks.
Farouk used to ride around in it to display his royal corpulence to his adoring
  subjects.
His movements are sullen and lumbering, his face numbed by corpulence, his
  natural resting expression a look of confusion.
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