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obese

[ oh-bees ]
/ oʊˈbis /
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adjective

very fat or overweight; corpulent.

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Origin of obese

1645–55; <Latin obēsus (past participle of obedere to eat away), equivalent to ob-ob- + ed(ere) to eat + -tus past participle suffix, with dt>s

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British Dictionary definitions for obese

obese
/ (əʊˈbiːs) /

adjective

excessively fat or fleshy; corpulent

Derived forms of obese

obesity or obeseness, noun

Word Origin for obese

C17: from Latin obēsus, from ob- (intensive) + edere to eat
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Medical definitions for obese

obese
[ ō-bēs ]

adj.

Extremely fat; very overweight.
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