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fat·ten

 (făt′n)
v. fat·tened, fat·ten·ing, fat·tens
v.tr.
1. To make plump or fat.
2. To fertilize (land).
3. To increase the amount or substance of: fatten one's bank account.
v.intr.
To grow fat or fatter.

fat′ten·er n.

fatten

(ˈfætən)
vb
1. to grow or cause to grow fat or fatter
2. (Agriculture) (tr) to cause (an animal or fowl) to become fat by feeding it
3. (tr) to make fuller or richer
4. (Agriculture) (tr) to enrich (soil) by adding fertilizing agents
ˈfattenable adj
ˈfattener n
ˈfattening adj

fat•ten

(ˈfæt n)

v.t.
1. to make fat.
2. to feed (animals) abundantly before slaughter.
3. to enrich.
v.i.
4. to grow fat.
[1545–55]
fat′ten•a•ble, adj.
fat′ten•er, n.

fatten


Past participle: fattened
Gerund: fattening

Imperative
fatten
fatten
Present
I fatten
you fatten
he/she/it fattens
we fatten
you fatten
they fatten
Preterite
I fattened
you fattened
he/she/it fattened
we fattened
you fattened
they fattened
Present Continuous
I am fattening
you are fattening
he/she/it is fattening
we are fattening
you are fattening
they are fattening
Present Perfect
I have fattened
you have fattened
he/she/it has fattened
we have fattened
you have fattened
they have fattened
Past Continuous
I was fattening
you were fattening
he/she/it was fattening
we were fattening
you were fattening
they were fattening
Past Perfect
I had fattened
you had fattened
he/she/it had fattened
we had fattened
you had fattened
they had fattened
Future
I will fatten
you will fatten
he/she/it will fatten
we will fatten
you will fatten
they will fatten
Future Perfect
I will have fattened
you will have fattened
he/she/it will have fattened
we will have fattened
you will have fattened
they will have fattened
Future Continuous
I will be fattening
you will be fattening
he/she/it will be fattening
we will be fattening
you will be fattening
they will be fattening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fattening
you have been fattening
he/she/it has been fattening
we have been fattening
you have been fattening
they have been fattening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fattening
you will have been fattening
he/she/it will have been fattening
we will have been fattening
you will have been fattening
they will have been fattening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fattening
you had been fattening
he/she/it had been fattening
we had been fattening
you had been fattening
they had been fattening
Conditional
I would fatten
you would fatten
he/she/it would fatten
we would fatten
you would fatten
they would fatten
Past Conditional
I would have fattened
you would have fattened
he/she/it would have fattened
we would have fattened
you would have fattened
they would have fattened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fatten - make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving child"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

fatten

verb
1. grow fat, spread, expand, swell, thrive, broaden, thicken, put on weight, gain weight, coarsen, become fat, become fatter The creature continued to grow and fatten.
2. (often with up) feed up, feed, stuff, build up, cram, nourish, distend, bloat, overfeed They fattened up ducks and geese.
Translations
يُسَمِّن
vykrmovatztloustnout
opfede
lihoalihotalihottaa
hizlalmeghizlalhízik
fita
şişmanla mak

fatten

[ˈfætn]
A. VT (also fatten up) [+ animal] → cebar, engordar
B. VIengordar

fatten

[ˈfætən]
vt
[+ animal] → engraisser
[+ business] → renforcer; [+ profits] → accroître
vi [animal] → engraisser
fatten up
vt sep [+ business] → renforcer; [+ profits] → accroître

fatten

vt (also fatten up) animalsmästen; peopleherausfüttern (inf); (fig) profitserhöhen; budgetaufstocken; are you trying to fatten me up? (inf)du willst mich wohl mästen? (inf)
vi (also fatten up or out, animal) → fett werden; (person)dick werden; (through overeating) → sich mästen (inf)

fatten

[ˈfætn] vt & vi (also fatten up) → ingrassare

fat

(fӕt) noun
1. an oily substance made by the bodies of animals and by some plants. This meat has got a lot of fat on it.
2. a kind of such substance, used especially for cooking. There are several good cooking fats on the market.
adjective
1. having a lot of fat on one's body; large, heavy and round in shape. He was a very fat child.
2. large or abundant. Her business made a fat profit; A fat lot of good that is! (= That is no good at all)
ˈfatness noun
ˈfatten verb
(often with up) to make or become fat. They are fattening up a turkey to eat at Christmas.
ˈfatty adjective
containing, or like, fat. This meat is very fatty.
ˈfattiness noun
ˈfat-head noun
a stupid person.
References in classic literature ?
Uncle Venner's pig was fed entirely, and kept in prime order, on these eleemosynary contributions; insomuch that the patched philosopher used to promise that, before retiring to his farm, he would make a feast of the portly grunter, and invite all his neighbors to partake of the joints and spare-ribs which they had helped to fatten.
Anybody who could invent a new imitation had been sure of a fortune from old Durham, said Jurgis' informant; but it was hard to think of anything new in a place where so many sharp wits had been at work for so long; where men welcomed tuberculosis in the cattle they were feeding, because it made them fatten more quickly; and where they bought up all the old rancid butter left over in the grocery stores of a continent, and "oxidized" it by a forced-air process, to take away the odor, rechurned it with skim milk, and sold it in bricks in the cities
For the present may be a werry good inn, according to London opinions," said Joe, confidentially, "and I believe its character do stand i; but I wouldn't keep a pig in it myself - not in the case that I wished him to fatten wholesome and to eat with a meller flavour on him.
The savages now produced large bowls full of rice prepared with cocoanut oil, of which my crazy comrades ate eagerly, but I only tasted a few grains, understanding clearly that the object of our captors was to fatten us speedily for their own eating, and this was exactly what happened.
The vampire live on, and cannot die by mere passing of the time, he can flourish when that he can fatten on the blood of the living.
It appears to me," said D'Artagnan, biting with all his might at the tough fowl they had served up to him, and which they had evidently forgotten to fatten, -- "it appears that I have done wrong in not seeking service with that master yonder.
These vile old troglodytes are no longer there; but into their deserted cave another terrible giant has thrust himself, and makes it his business to seize upon honest travellers and fatten them for his table with plentiful meals of smoke, mist, moonshine, raw potatoes, and sawdust.
Joe talks in this way so as to make us take good care of him, and fatten him up.
I behold around me only people who fatten on my leanness
Even the rumor of Reform had not yet excited any millennial expectations in Frick, there being no definite promise in it, as of gratuitous grains to fatten Hiram Ford's pig, or of a publican at the "Weights and Scales" who would brew beer for nothing, or of an offer on the part of the three neighboring farmers to raise wages during winter.
They were fat and sleek, for they had been brought from a distant Mahar city where human beings are kept in droves, and bred and fattened, as we breed and fatten beef cattle.
For-ever have the Mahars, who dwell beyond the Lidi Plains which lie at the farther rim of the Land of Awful Shadow, taken heavy toll of our people, whom they either force into lifelong slavery or fatten for their feasts.