Definition of Crapulence

1. Noun. The act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess. "Drink was his downfall"

Exact synonyms: Boozing, Drink, Drinking, Drunkenness
Generic synonyms: Intemperance, Intemperateness
Specialized synonyms: Drinking Bout
Derivative terms: Crapulent, Crapulous, Crapulous, Drink, Drink, Drink, Drink

Definition of Crapulence

1. n. The sickness occasioned by intemperance; surfeit.

Definition of Crapulence

1. Noun. sickness or indisposition caused by excessive eating or drinking ¹

2. Noun. intemperance; debauchery; excessive indulgence ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crapulence


Literary usage of Crapulence

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lippincott's Medical dictionary: A Complete Vocabulary of the Terms Used in by Ryland W. Greene, Joseph Thomas (1906)
"[Fr.] An ulcer on the coronet of a horse's hoof. crapulence ... Given to, resulting from, or characterized bv crapulence. O. colic, colic caused by excess ..."

2. Thesaurus of English words and phrases by Peter Mark Roget (1883)
"... debauchery; crapulence. revel-s, -ry; debauch, carousal, jollification, drinking bout, wassail, Saturnalia, orgies ; excess, too much. ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1884)
"After a hard day's work a man can assimilate a quantum of food that would afflict an idler with grievous crapulence. The Kamtchatka savage has earned the ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"... that a little crapulence and dissipation are not unbecoming to youth; and that after all, no one can say whether our duty in this world is not to "amuse ..."

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