My father, never a thin man, grew more and more corpulent as he grew older and ate fattier foods. His weight ballooned hugely over the years, and after a while he was so corpulent that I feared for his heart. I finally begged him to see his doctor, who told him that being so excessively overweight or corpulent is hard on every part of the body, not to mention the chairs!
Quiz: What does it mean to be corpulent?
- To be very greedy and eat a lot.
- To live with a significant health risk.
- To weigh way too much.