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having more meat; more thought-provoking: a meatier subject
Not to be confused with:
meteor – a fiery streak in the sky produced by a meteoroid passing through the earth’s atmosphere; a shooting star; something or someone that moves with spectacular speed: a meteoric rise in popularity
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adj. meat·i·er, meat·i·est
a. Of or relating to meat.
b. Having the flavor or smell of meat.
c. Full of or containing meat.
2. Heavily fleshed.
3. Prompting considerable thought: a meaty theme for study and debate.

meat′i·ness n.
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