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eupeptic

Line breaks: eu|pep¦tic
Pronunciation: /juːˈpɛptɪk
 
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Definition of eupeptic in English:

adjective

Relating to or having good digestion or a consequent air of healthy good spirits.
Example sentences
  • As late as 1927, the year of the first big sound film, the Jazz singer still sounded eupeptic about vaudeville's fortunes.
  • He was eupeptic where the woman was dyspeptic.
  • It was eupeptic down tonight in the woods, eh.

Origin

late 17th century (in the sense 'helping digestion'): from Greek eupeptos, from eu 'well, easily' + peptein 'to digest'.

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