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Friday, November 23, 2007

Definitions for postprandial

  1. Happening or done after a meal.

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Citations for postprandial
A gourmand who zealously avoids all exercise as "seriously damaging to one's health," he had caviar for breakfast and was now having oysters for lunch, whetted with wine, as he fueled himself for a postprandial reading at the Montauk Club in Brooklyn. Mel Gussow, New York Times
When I wake up in the morning, I can have my usual breakfast -- a slightly bizarre concoction of three kinds of cold cereal topped with grapes and a cup of decaf -- and then stagger back to bed for a postprandial snooze. Sylvan Fox, Newsday
Origin of postprandial
1810-1820
Postprandial is from post- + prandial, from Latin prandium, "a late breakfast or lunch."