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Sunday, August 26, 2001

Definitions for corpulent

  1. Very fat; obese.

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Citations for corpulent
He grew ever more corpulent and suffered from "a variety of physical ailments aggravated by the greasy Tennessee food." Scott Morris, National Review
She admonished the character played by the corpulent Welles to "lay off the candy bars." Peter B. Flint, New York Times
Origin of corpulent
1350-1400
Corpulent comes from Latin corpulentus, "fat, stout, corpulent," from corpus, "body."