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

fat′ten·er n.


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But when they are moved off and bought by a fattener, he will be required to read the tags on all those individual lambs.
It's a tax which has become a very lucrative fattener of the Chancellor's wallet.
If the farmer was a beef fattener, as I understand he was, then it is not likely that there has been cattle moved to other farms.