fattening


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fattening - subject to or used in the process of finishing or fattening up for slaughter; "a fattening hog"; "fattening pens"
finished - (of materials or goods) brought to the desired final state; "a finished product"
Translations

fattening

[ˈfætnɪŋ]
A. ADJ [food] → que hace engordar
chocolate is fatteningel chocolate engorda
B. N (Agr) → engorde m

fattening

[ˈfætənɪŋ] adjqui fait grossir
Chocolate is fattening → Le chocolat fait grossir.

fattening

adj fooddick machend; chocolate is fatteningSchokolade macht dick

fattening

[ˈfætnɪŋ] adjingrassante
chocolate is fattening → la cioccolata fa ingrassare
References in classic literature ?
Another twice as big as ours which they breed to kill, fattening them with the milk of three or four cows.
Meanwhile, upon questioning him in his broken fashion, Queequeg gave me to understand that, in his land, owing to the absence of settees and sofas of all sorts, the king, chiefs, and great people generally, were in the custom of fattening some of the lower orders for ottomans; and to furnish a house comfortably in that respect, you had only to buy up eight or ten lazy fellows, and lay them round in the piers and alcoves.
It seems to me, we have left him fattening under our very eyes."
In the pasture, fourteen sows with their seventy-five spring pigs rooted beside the sleek herd of steers fattening for market; the granary bulged with corn; two hundred bushels of seed wheat were ready for sowing; his machinery was in excellent condition; his four Percheron mares brought him, each, a fine mule colt once a year; and the well never went dry, even in August.
Jake said he might as well take the wagon and haul to market the pig he had been fattening. On Monday, about an hour after Jake had started, we saw Mrs.
"How many years have you been fattening on the commune?" Karp shouted at him.
Little is known about how adults classify foods as 'fattening'.
The Supreme Court, accepting the claims of several animal-rights organizations, ruled that the prevalent method of fattening geese is cruel, and that the Health Ministry regulations permitting them are illegal.
At Ty-Fry,Dafydd,47, runs 160 cattle,including pedigree Limousins and beef heifers for fattening. He also has 1,400 Texel ewes for fattening, with some sold off as sh earling rams.
COUNTRYSIDE: The article on fattening steers was very interesting.
The pathetic travesty of corporate bigwigs fattening themselves at the company trough needs no further elaboration here.
At the local fast food franchise they've been "supersizing" our meals (and our waists), providing increasingly fattening portions of fries and soda to accompany our cheeseburgers.