- Relating to or having good digestion or a consequent air of healthy good spirits.
“This eupeptic tea will help your stomach settle.”
“My grandmother swears by the eupeptic properties of her chicken and dumplings.”
“The dinner party left everyone in a eupeptic state all throughout the next week.”
Greek, late 17th century
Why this word?
Does “eupeptic” sound familiar? That’s probably because it shares a root with “pepsin,” a substance that helps digestion. The Greek “peptein” means “to digest” — that’s also where Pepto Bismol, a stomach-soothing medication, gets its name.
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