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Etymology edit

From Middle English corpulent, from Old French corpulent, from Latin corpulentus.

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corpulent (comparative more corpulent, superlative most corpulent)

  1. Large in body; fat; overweight.
  2. (obsolete) Physical, material, corporeal.

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References edit

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.

Catalan edit

Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from Latin corpulentus.

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corpulent (feminine corpulenta, masculine plural corpulents, feminine plural corpulentes)

  1. well-built, burly, stout, solid

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Dutch edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Middle French corpulent, from Old French corpulent, from Latin corpulentus.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɔr.pyˈlɛnt/
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  • Hyphenation: cor‧pu‧lent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

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corpulent (comparative corpulenter, superlative corpulentst)

  1. overweight, corpulent
    Synonyms: gezet, lijvig

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Declension of corpulent
uninflected corpulent
inflected corpulente
comparative corpulenter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial corpulent corpulenter het corpulentst
het corpulentste
indefinite m./f. sing. corpulente corpulentere corpulentste
n. sing. corpulent corpulenter corpulentste
plural corpulente corpulentere corpulentste
definite corpulente corpulentere corpulentste
partitive corpulents corpulenters

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French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Middle French corpulent, from Old French corpulent, a borrowing from Latin corpulentus.

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corpulent (feminine corpulente, masculine plural corpulents, feminine plural corpulentes)

  1. corpulent, stout

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