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 (plĕ-thôr′ĭk, -thŏr′-, plĕth′ə-rĭk)
a. Excessive in quantity; superabundant: "this successful industry of England, with its plethoric wealth" (Thomas Carlyle).
b. Excessive in style; turgid: plethoric prose.
2. Characterized by an overabundance of blood.

ple·thor′i·cal·ly adv.


(plɛˈθɔr ɪk, -ˈθɒr-, ˈplɛθ ə rɪk)

1. turgid; overinflated: a plethoric speech.
2. characterized by plethora.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.plethoric - excessively abundant
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"


[pleˈθɒrɪk] ADJpletórico
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The colonel was a stout, tall, plethoric German, evidently devoted to the service and patriotically Russian.
Like a plethoric burning martyr, or a self-consuming misanthrope, once ignited, the whale supplies his own fuel and burns by his own body.
The third party, which had ascended from the valley on the Italian side of the Pass, and had arrived first, were four in number: a plethoric, hungry, and silent German tutor in spectacles, on a tour with three young men, his pupils, all plethoric, hungry, and silent, and all in spectacles.
He was red-faced, burly and plethoric, with a pair of very small twinkling eyes which looked keenly out from between swollen and puffy pouches.
Sure," answered O'Brien, thumping down a plethoric sack by the side of Matthewson's.
And as we are all apt to believe what the world believes about us, it was his habit to think of failure and ruin with the same sort of remote pity with which a spare, long-necked man hears that his plethoric short-necked neighbor is stricken with apoplexy.
On the other hand, like all these stout, little men who do themselves well, he is a plethoric sleeper.
He stood up, shook my hand, and emptied his plethoric vest pocket.
We start at eight o'clock in the morning, in a great mail-coach, whose huge cheeks are so very ruddy and plethoric, that it appears to be troubled with a tendency of blood to the head.
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Early in the course of the disease, the patient's face is plethoric with watery and red eyes.