Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Following a meal, especially dinner: took a postprandial walk through the woods.

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  • adj. after a meal, especially after dinner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Happening, or done, after dinner; after-dinner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Happening, uttered, done, etc., after dinner: as, a postprandial speech.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. following a meal (especially dinner)

Etymologies

post- +‎ prandial. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This process is known as postprandial thermogenesis, which means the production of heat after eating.

    Forever Young

  • But what happens in the body to cause this post-feast dip—known as postprandial somnolence in the medical community—isn't clear, according to nutrition and sleep experts.

    Countdown to a Food Coma

  • Researchers also are studying strategies for reducing risks in the period immediately after a meal, known as the postprandial phase.

    Countdown to a Food Coma

  • But what happens in the body to cause this post-feast dip—known as postprandial somnolence in the medical community—isn't clear.

    Week in Words

  • This happens in all normal humans and is called postprandial anorexia.

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  • I have described it fittingly as "postprandial" oratory, for the reason that it is most appreciated when the stomach and not the brain is chiefly in operation.

    The old South,

  • Time was when postprandial banter between journalists was confined to the decent obscurity of the newsroom.

    Diary

  • "Those people wishing to start an exercise regimen can see beneficial effects on postprandial lipids with just one session," Dr. Grandjean says.

    Countdown to a Food Coma

  • Effect of a single bout of resistance exercise on postprandial glucose and insulin response the next day in healthy, strength-trained men.

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  • Holiday Snooze postprandial somnolence The urge to nap after a heavy meal like the Thanksgiving feast is commonly referred to as food coma.

    Week in Words

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  • aka FTS. Full Tummy Syndrome.

    March 2, 2008

  • A casual postprandial constitutional? Capital!

    December 2, 2007

  • My dad uses this word as shorthand for a "postprandial walk"

    December 2, 2007

  • Yes, it describes whatever happens after you masticate. ;->

    August 6, 2007

  • This word makes me blush--then I remember: food--it is food they are talking about.

    August 4, 2007