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. (rare) Prodigal expense for food.
    • 1906, J.E.L. Seneker, Thomas Stone, editor, Frontier Experience, or Epistolary Sesquipedalian Lexiphanicism from the Occident[1], ISBN 9780557003914, page 68:
      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[2], Fulcrum Resources, ISBN 1555914020, page 103:
      Deipnosophy, not abligurition, makes the aristologist.
    • 2006, John Green, An Abundance of Katherines[3], Dutton Books, ISBN 0525476881, page 46:
      “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[4], ISBN 1402208510, page 3:
      [] when you squander your money on treats and comfort foods, you are engaging in abligurition (excessive spending on food [] )