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 ?
Jake said he might as well take the wagon and haul to market the pig he had been fattening.
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.
Another twice as big as ours which they breed to kill, fattening them with the milk of three or four cows.
124} by the fountain Arethusa, where they are fattening on beechmast and spring water after their manner.
That is a matter of taste," said King Ulysses, "and, for my own part, neither the most careful fattening nor the daintiest of cookery would reconcile me to being dished at last.
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.
Hansel, however, stretched out a little bone to her, and the old woman, who had dim eyes, could not see it, and thought it was Hansel's finger, and was astonished that there was no way of fattening him.
It seems to me, we have left him fattening under our very eyes.
How many years have you been fattening on the commune?
Nothing of this had been unobserved by Mr Squeers, who, so long as the attention of the company was fixed upon other objects, hugged himself to think that his son and heir should be fattening at the enemy's expense.
It is not in my nature to spend my life in fattening fowls; I cannot stoop about turning over the soil for vegetables, nor flourish a whip and drive a cart, nor scrub down a horse in a stable all my life, so I must die of starvation, I suppose?
He had come out of a highly hygienic prison round like a tub, with an enormous stomach and distended cheeks of a pale, semi-transparent complexion, as though for fifteen years the servants of an outraged society had made a point of stuffing him with fattening foods in a damp and lightless cellar.