crapulence

crapulent

[krap-yuh-luhnt]
adjective
sick from gross excess in drinking or eating.

Origin:
1650–60; < Late Latin crāpulentus drunk, derivative of Latin crāpula drunkenness < Greek kraipálē drunkenness, a hangover; see -ent

crapulence, crapulency, noun
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crapulent or crapulous (ˈkræpjʊlənt, ˈkræpjʊləs)
 
adj
1.  given to or resulting from intemperance
2.  suffering from intemperance; drunken
 
[C18: from Late Latin crāpulentus drunk, from Latin crāpula, from Greek kraipalē drunkenness, headache resulting therefrom]
 
crapulous or crapulous
 
adj
 
[C18: from Late Latin crāpulentus drunk, from Latin crāpula, from Greek kraipalē drunkenness, headache resulting therefrom]
 
'crapulence or crapulous
 
n
 
'crapulently or crapulous
 
adv
 
'crapulously or crapulous
 
adv
 
'crapulousness or crapulous
 
n

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crapulent
1650s, from L. crapulentus "very drunk," from crapula "excessive drinking," from Gk. kraipale (see crapulous). Related: Crapulence (1727).
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crapulence crap·u·lence (krāp'yə-ləns)
n.

  1. Sickness caused by excessive eating or drinking.

  2. Excessive indulgence; intemperance.

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