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.

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OTHER WORDS FROM obesity

an·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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Medical 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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Scientific 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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