abligurition

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Latin abliguritio, from abligurire (to spend in luxurious indulgence), from ab- + ligurire (to be lickerish or dainty), from lingere (to lick).

NounEdit

abligurition (uncountable)

  1. Prodigal expense for food.
    • 1870s: J.E.L. Seneker (author) and Thomas Stone (editor), Frontier Experience, or Epistolary Sesquipedalian Lexiphanicism from the Occident, page 68 (2008 edited reprint; Lulu.com; ISBN 9780557003914)
      So soon as a rogation for a benison by the concionator, transpired, fourchettes, and all implements for the transportation of prog from the table to oral apertures, were movent and sonorific. Such abligurition; such lycanthropic edacity, lurcation, ingurgitation and gulosity; such omnivorousness and pantophagy; and such a mutation and avolation of comestibles, had never fallen under my vision in any antecedent part of my sublunary entity. Truly, anamnestic of Byron’s “dura illia messorum!”
    • 1999: Bonnie Johnson, Wordworks: Exploring Language Play, page 103 (Fulcrum Resources; ISBN 1555914020, 9781555914028)
      Deipnosophy, not abligurition, makes the aristologist.
    • 2006: John Green, An Abundance of Katherines, page 46 (Dutton Books; ISBN 0525476881, 9780525476887)
      “Your dad says it’s because I remember things better than other people on account of how I pay very close attention and care very much.”
      “Why?”
      “Because it is important to know things. For an example, I just recently learned that Roman Emperor Vitellius once ate one thousand oysters in one day, which is a very impressive act of abligurition,” he said, using a word he felt sure Katherine wouldn’t know.
    • 2007: Barbara Ann Kipfer, Word Nerd: More Than 17,000 Fascinating Facts about Words, page 3 (Sourcebooks; ISBN 1402208510, 9781402208515)
      [] when you squander your money on treats and comfort foods, you are engaging in abligurition (excessive spending on food [] )
Last modified on 22 June 2013, at 03:23