obesity

[ oh-bee-si-tee ]
/ oʊˈbi sɪ ti /

noun

the condition of being very fat or overweight; corpulence: His obesity puts him at risk for major health problems.

Nearby words

  1. oberlin, jean frédéric,
  2. oberon,
  3. oberth,
  4. oberösterreich,
  5. obese,
  6. obesogenic,
  7. obex,
  8. obey,
  9. obfuscate,
  10. obfuscation

Sometimes o·bese·ness.

Related formsan·ti·o·be·si·ty, adjective, noun, plural an·ti·o·be·si·ties.o·ver·o·be·si·ty, noun

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Word Origin and History for obesity

obesity

n.

1610s, from French obésité and directly from Latin obesitas "fatness, corpulence," from obesus "that has eaten itself fat," past participle of obdere "to eat all over, devour," from ob "over" (see ob-) + edere "eat" (see edible).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for obesity

obesity

[ ō-bēsĭ-tē ]

n.

The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.

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Science definitions for obesity

obesity

[ ō-bēsĭ-tē ]

The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.
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