crapulously, adv.crapulousness, n.
/krap"yeuh leuhs/, adj.
1. given to or characterized by gross excess in drinking or eating.
2. suffering from or due to such excess.
[1530-40; < LL crapulosus. See CRAPULENT, -OUS]

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