obese

[ oh-bees ]
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adjective
  1. very fat or overweight; corpulent.

Origin of obese

1
First recorded in 1645–55; from Latin obēsus, adjective use of past participle of obedere, obesse (unrecorded) “to eat away,” from ob- ob- + edere, esse “to eat” (see also eat )

Other words from obese

  • o·bese·ly, adverb
  • o·be·si·ty, o·bese·ness, noun
  • o·ver·o·bese, adjective
  • o·ver·o·bese·ly, adverb
  • o·ver·o·bese·ness, noun
  • su·per·o·bese, adjective
  • un·o·bese, adjective
  • un·o·bese·ly, adverb
  • un·o·bese·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for obese

obese

/ (əʊˈbiːs) /


adjective
  1. excessively fat or fleshy; corpulent

Origin of obese

1
C17: from Latin obēsus, from ob- (intensive) + edere to eat

Derived forms of obese

  • obesity or obeseness, noun

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