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corpulent

cor·pu·lent

corpulent

 
pronunciation:
korp y lnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: fat; portly; obese.
His sedentary lifestyle contributed to his becoming increasingly corpulent.
synonyms:
fat, obese, overweight, portly
antonyms:
spare, thin
similar words:
ample, big, chubby, fleshy, gross, heavy, large, plump, pursy, rotund, stout, well-fed
Word Parts
The word corpulent contains the following parts:
corp, corpo, corpor, corpus Latin root that means body
-ulent Latin adjective-forming suffix that means characterized by, full of