Definition of ventripotent in English:
1Having a large belly.
- We see the insect, which was clear−sighted, become blind; it loses its feet, to recover them later; its slender body becomes ventripotent.
- A battalion of solid metaphysicians, reinforced by a tribe of tittering harridans and three companies of ventripotent buffoons, venture a daring sally.
- After a little, shaggy, ventripotent Pan will grow jealous, and ravish you away from me, as he stole Syrinx from her lover.
1.1Having a large appetite; gluttonous.
- He was a ventripotent Apicius, a real epicure; one who boasted that he never wasted his appetite on a joint.
- Never was seen such voracity since the days of the ventripotent Heliogabalus.
- General Savage, an elderly gourmet, a ventripotent Apicins, an epicurian Heliogabalus, very cynical, and awfully churlish, thought that the pill, despite of its gilding, was too bitter to swallow
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