to make fat.
to feed (animals) abundantly before slaughter.
to enrich: to fatten the soil; to fatten one's pocketbook.
Poker. to increase the number of chips in (a pot).
Pinochle. to play a card that scores high on (a trick) expected to be taken by a partner.
to grow fat.
- fat·ten·a·ble, adjective
- fat·ten·er, noun
- o·ver·fat·ten, verb (used with object)
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How to use fatten in a sentence
Finally, a large, fattened shark emerges from its mother and swims away.
Lastly, it invested heavily to re-engineer one of its core products, the less-fattening Satisfries.Burger King Invades Canada to Save His Faltering Kingdom | Daniel Gross | August 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Third, recognize that out-of-home meals generally are more fattening than in-home meals.An Economist's Guide to Dieting and Burning Calories | Richard B. McKenzie | December 31, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Put your most unflattering and fattening pictures up for all to see.An Economist's Guide to Dieting and Burning Calories | Richard B. McKenzie | December 31, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Easter Bunny will stash treats for millions of kids this Sunday, but some sweets will be more fattening than others.
We'll keep weeding out the troublesome ones, keep fattening and hobbling the submissive ones.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks | Max Brooks | January 14, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
The following table contains a summary of the composition of ten different animals in different stages of fattening.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry | Thomas Anderson
This fattening process generally produces the desired effect.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
The ripe sugar-cane is perhaps the most fattening of vegetables, if we except the oily seeds and grain.
All food is intended to meet the demands of respiration and nutrition, and fattening to a greater or less degree.
The Devon is intelligent, gentle, and tractable; is good for milk, and unsurpassed for the yoke and for fattening.
British Dictionary definitions for fatten
to grow or cause to grow fat or fatter
(tr) to cause (an animal or fowl) to become fat by feeding it
(tr) to make fuller or richer
(tr) to enrich (soil) by adding fertilizing agents
- fattenable, adjective
- fattener, noun
- fattening, adjective
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