Plethorical

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Plethorical Plethoric.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • plethorical Same as plethoric.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Plethorical afflicted with plethora: superabundant: turgid
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. plēthōrē, fullness—pleos, full.

Usage

In literature:

There is a scoundrel attorney, who for thirty years has become plethoric on broken hearts.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, September 18, 1841" by Various
The Walraven party, with plethoric purses, plunged into the midst of the gayety at once.
"The Unseen Bridgegroom" by May Agnes Fleming
Colonel Harrington shook, as he placed his cane under his arm and took out his big plethoric wallet.
"Bart Stirling's Road to Success" by Allen Chapman
He was a short, stout man, with a red face and thick neck, betokening a plethoric habit.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
Shawondasee is represented as an affluent, plethoric old man, who has grown unwieldy from repletion, and seldom moves.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
The adjutant took one look at the plethoric proportions of the baronet's mount, and answered that he was in a hurry.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
Yet all seemed plethorically prosperous.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
My mate that year was a stout and very short, plethoric person.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Plethoric ledger and overflowing till, alas!
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
The passenger, who was a plethoric, sanguineous man, felt as if he were stifling.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4, July, 1851" by Various
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In science:

Shakeshaft has pointed out that “πληριoν ” is not a Greek word, and that “plethoric supernova remnant” would be a more linguistically-correct term to describe these ob jects.
Plerions and pulsar-powered nebulae
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