plethoric

plethoric

[ple-thawr-ik, -thor-, pleth-uh-rik]
adjective
1.
overfull; turgid; inflated: a plethoric, pompous speech.
2.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by plethora.

Origin:
1610–20; plethor(a) + -ic

plethorically, adverb
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plethora (ˈplɛθərə)
 
n
1.  superfluity or excess; overabundance
2.  obsolete pathol a condition caused by dilation of superficial blood vessels, characterized esp by a reddish face
 
[C16: via Medieval Latin from Greek plēthōrē fullness, from plēthein to grow full]
 
plethoric
 
adj
 
ple'thorically
 
adv

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