[ ad-uh-pos-i-tee ]
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  1. the fact or condition of having much or too much fatty tissue in the body; obesity: Adult weight gain and adiposity in early adulthood were associated with marked increases in the risk of major chronic diseases in middle-aged and older men.

  2. degree of fattiness or amount of fat, especially in a particular region of the body: Observational studies have linked higher intakes of whole grains to lower abdominal adiposity.

Origin of adiposity

First recorded in 1790–1800; adipos(e) + -ity
  • Rarely ad·i·po·sis [ad-uh-poh-sis], /ˌæd əˈpoʊ sɪs/, ad·i·pose·ness [ad-uh-pohs-nis] /ˈæd əˌpoʊs nɪs/ .

Other words from adiposity

  • hy·per·ad·i·pos·i·ty, noun

Words Nearby adiposity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use adiposity in a sentence

  • May I have the honour of conducting your adiposity to the guest-chamber?

    Sylvie and Bruno | Lewis Carroll
  • His death was doubtless due to his excessive adiposity, and he was cut down at an age when he should have been most useful.