plethoric

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj plethoric excessively abundant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Plethoric Haeving a full habit of body; characterized by plethora or excess of blood; as, a plethoric constitution; -- used also metaphorically. "Plethoric phrases.""Plethoric fullness of thought."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • plethoric Having a full habit of body, or the vessels overcharged with fluids; characterized by plethora, in any sense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Plethoric afflicted with plethora: superabundant: turgid
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ; cf. F. pléthorique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. plēthōrē, fullness—pleos, full.

Usage

In literature:

Animals attacked with this disease are generally in a plethoric condition.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
He pulled a wallet that was plethoric with new yellowbacks.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
In what is called a plethoric state, or too great fulness of the body, it is likewise dangerous to use the cold bath without due preparation.
"The Book of Sports:" by William Martin
The passenger, who was a plethoric, sanguineous man felt as if he were stifling.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
Sir George was a stout, plethoric gentleman, with a short temper and many troubles.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Sioux Falls is plethoric of widows and when one is freed, the other convicts writhe under the burden of their stripes.
"Letters of a Dakota Divorcee" by Jane Burr
Mr. Merry was large and of a plethoric habit; and to that his death may, in some sort, and was then entirely ascribed.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Samuel James Arnold
Compare the pleasure of a picture tucked away in a chapel or sacristy with the plethoric weariness of a whole Louvre or National Gallery.
"Hortus Vitae" by Violet Paget, AKA Vernon Lee
He had the plethoric self-satisfaction of the very fat.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
He was now plethoric, and slow in all his movements.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
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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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