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1. Sickness caused by excessive eating or drinking.
2. Excessive indulgence; intemperance.

[From crapulent, sick from gluttony, from Late Latin crāpulentus, very drunk, from Latin crāpula, intoxication, from Greek kraipalē.]

crap′u·lent adj.
crap′u·lous adj.

crapulency, crapulence

excessive indulgence in food or drink.
See also: Alcohol, Food and Nutrition
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crapulence - the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excesscrapulence - the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink was his downfall"
intemperateness, intemperance - consumption of alcoholic drinks
drinking bout - a long period of drinking


The condition of being intoxicated with alcoholic liquor:
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