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)
This process is known as postprandial thermogenesis, which means the production of heat after eating.
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.
Researchers also are studying strategies for reducing risks in the period immediately after a meal, known as the postprandial phase.
But what happens in the body to cause this post-feast dip—known as postprandial somnolence in the medical community—isn't clear.
This happens in all normal humans and is called postprandial anorexia.
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.
Time was when postprandial banter between journalists was confined to the decent obscurity of the newsroom.
"Those people wishing to start an exercise regimen can see beneficial effects on postprandial lipids with just one session," Dr. Grandjean says.
Effect of a single bout of resistance exercise on postprandial glucose and insulin response the next day in healthy, strength-trained men.
Holiday Snooze postprandial somnolence The urge to nap after a heavy meal like the Thanksgiving feast is commonly referred to as food coma.