Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Sickness caused by excessive eating or drinking.
  • noun Excessive indulgence; intemperance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Drunkenness; a surfeit, or the sickness following drunkenness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The sickness occasioned by intemperance; surfeit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun sickness or indisposition caused by excessive eating or drinking
  • noun intemperance; debauchery; excessive indulgence

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

  • noun the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess

Etymologies

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

[From crapulent, sick from gluttony, from Late Latin crāpulentus, very drunk, from Latin crāpula, intoxication, from Greek kraipalē.]

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From Latin crapula.

Examples

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  • Mr. Burns "wallowing in my own crapulence" is the first time I'd ever heard this word.

    February 21, 2007

  • Me too, and I just about died laughing when I heard it. Prime Simpsons, that.

    July 2, 2008

  • This is actually a word? What a magical intersection of entertainment and reality!

    August 24, 2011