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1. Relating to or having good digestion.
2. Cheerful; happy.

[From Greek eupeptos : eu-, eu- + peptein, to digest; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]

eu·pep′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Digestive: neurotropic digestive carminative, eupeptic, choleretic, antigastritic; ANS: parasympatholytic (strong vagolytic)
Crocus sativus L., commonly known as saffron, is used in folk medicine for various purposes such as an antispasmodic, nerve sedative, expectorant, eupeptic, anticatarrhal, carminative, diaphoteric, stomachic, aphrodisiac and emmenagogue (Schmidt et al., 2007).
This plant is considered as vermifuge, antiseptic, antimalarial, aperitif, eupeptic, diuretic, vulnerary and also as an active ingredient against amenorrhoea and leucorrhoea (Fournier, 1947; Cazin, 1876).
In medicine, it is used as an antispasmodic, eupeptic, gingival sedative, anticatarrhal, nerve sedative, carminative, diaphoteric, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, aphrodisiac and emmenagogue [41].
The author, whose eyewitnesses are many, steers a middle course between a dyspeptic and eupeptic myth.
Yet Bede's eupeptic vision, ignoring a history of slavery and war, has drawn American criticisms (p.
By the '60s at least the eupeptic Welles was most likely found in Madrid easing his capacious frame onto a seat at the comfy restaurant Casa Valentin.
These individuals "are not a kind of souls much to be envied in their generation" for they preach against comfort and philosophic complaisance, "are an unhandy set of fellows, often spoiling pleasant company; and have provoked eupeptic persons many a time to start up suddenly, and hang them, or crucify them." While Spedding had argued that humankind can gain its wisdom from sources other than its politicians and "governors," and that government should be restricted to police functions, Carlyle argued that not achieving an ideal is not reason enough for refusing to strive for it.