Is there a word for, as mentioned above, 'while eating' or 'during a meal'? If the word was say, rtrt then we could go like: rtrt burping is a common phenomenon.

I remember reading such a word (and it started with 'p' probably), but can't recall it.


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    Start with 'prandial'?
    – Mitch
    Dec 7, 2016 at 12:09
  • Hi Chahat, 1) does that really match what you were expecting? 2) did you follow up with a thesaurus 3) that word is pretty ... rare and would sound strange no matter what. Do you have a sentence in which this sought after word would occur?
    – Mitch
    Dec 7, 2016 at 13:44
  • @Mitch, thanks for the follow-up. 1) yes, doesn't it? 2) somehow i couldn't find the word in a thesaurus but its dictionary meaning was what i expected 3) yes, i thought so. Wanted to know how you guys know about it and if you use it. I had read the word in a scientific paper as post-prandial glucose level i guess. But yes, doesn't seem like a word for daily conversations
    – user1993
    Dec 8, 2016 at 0:13

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"prandial" is the word you are looking for.

  • Just mentioned in a comment by Mitch, it's the word I use in my everyday practice. In a doctor's office some patients complain of post-prandial fullness. Some who are diabetic have been on prandial Insulin for a long time. Others have been on a prandial glucose regulator such as Metformin.

prandial (adj) "of or relating to a meal."

It's not much used by the layman, though.

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    It was much used in the advertising world of 70's & 80's, especially in the UK's TV commercials before Christmas for festive post-prandial liqueurs, Ports & chocolates (Grand Marnier, Cointreau and Sanderman & Cockburns's Port) and, most memorably, After Eight Mints. My post-prandial tipple of choice at Christmas was more likely to be Alka-Seltzer! Dec 7, 2016 at 13:43

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