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o·bese

 (ō-bēs′)
adj.
Having excessive body weight caused by the accumulation of fat; extremely fat. See Synonyms at fat.

[Latin obēsus, from past participle of *obedere, to eat away : ob-, away; see ob- + edere, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.]

o·bese′ly adv.
o·bese′ness n.
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obese

(əʊˈbiːs)
adj
1. excessively fat or fleshy; corpulent
2. (Medicine) excessively fat or fleshy; corpulent
[C17: from Latin obēsus, from ob- (intensive) + edere to eat]
oˈbesity, oˈbeseness n
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o•bese

(oʊˈbis)

adj.
very fat or overweight; corpulent.
[1645–55; < Latin obēsus plump, fat]
o•bese′ly, adv.
o•be′si•ty, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.obese - excessively fatobese - excessively fat; "a weighty man"  
fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
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obese

adjective fat, overweight, heavy, solid, gross, plump, stout, fleshy, beefy (informal), tubby, portly, outsize, roly-poly, rotund, podgy, corpulent, elephantine, paunchy, well-upholstered (informal), Falstaffian Obese people tend to have higher blood pressure than lean ones.
thin, lean, slender, skinny, gaunt, skeletal, emaciated, scraggy
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obese

adjective
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Translations
بَدِينٌسَمين
obézní
smækfedfed
liikalihava
pretiogojazan
elhízott
akfeitur
肥満した
뚱뚱한
nutukimas
tukls, korpulents
otyłyotyłaotyłe
obez
mycket överviktig
อ้วนเกินไป
çok şişmanobez
béo phì

obese

ʊˈbiːs] ADJobeso
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obese

ʊˈbiːs] adjobèse
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obese

adjfettleibig (form, Med), → feist (pej)
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obese

[əʊˈbiːs] adj (frm) → obeso/a
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obese

(əˈbiːs) adjective
(of people) very fat.
oˈbesity noun
Obesity is a danger to health.
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obese

بَدِينٌ obézní smækfed fettleibig παχύσαρκος obeso liikalihava obèse pretio obeso 肥満した 뚱뚱한 zwaarlijvig fet otyły obeso страдающий ожирением mycket överviktig อ้วนเกินไป obez béo phì 肥胖的
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o·bese

a. obeso-a, excesivamente grueso-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

obese

adj obeso
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References in classic literature ?
"Ay, let me see the heart--it will at once determine the character of the animal-- certes this is not the cor--ay, sure enough it is--the animal must be of the order belluae, from its obese habits!"
Reed might be at that time some six or seven and thirty; she was a woman of robust frame, square-shouldered and strong-limbed, not tall, and, though stout, not obese: she had a somewhat large face, the under jaw being much developed and very solid; her brow was low, her chin large and prominent, mouth and nose sufficiently regular; under her light eyebrows glimmered an eye devoid of ruth; her skin was dark and opaque, her hair nearly flaxen; her constitution was sound as a bell--illness never came near her; she was an exact, clever manager; her household and tenantry were thoroughly under her control; her children only at times defied her authority and laughed it to scorn; she dressed well, and had a presence and port calculated to set off handsome attire.
The neck was drawn out like a plucked chicken's, making the rest of him seem the more obese and unnatural by the contrast.
He had the choler of the obese, easily roused and as easily calmed, and his boys soon discovered that there was much kindliness beneath the invective with which he constantly assailed them.
With his jutting nose, flat-topped skull and sable garments he recalled an obese raven, and when he heard of the disaster he manifested his astonishment and concern in a most plebeian manner by a low and expressive whistle.
He was married to an American woman, obese and slatternly, fallen to this pass by Heaven knows what process of degradation, and every day the boarders took it in turns to help her with the housework.
"There are men in the world," Wingrave continued, "called philanthropists, amiable, obese creatures as a rule, whose professed aim in life it is to do as much good as possible.
Trunks without heads waved at you arms without hands; legs without feet kicked fantasti cally with collapsible flourishes; and there were long white garments that, taking the wind fairly through their neck openings edged with lace, be came for a moment violently distended as by the passage of obese and invisible bodies.
His round and obese body seemed to float low between the chairs under the sharp elbow of Karl Yundt.
At the end of that time entered a hulking, obese Babu whose stockinged legs shook with fat, and Kim opened on him with a shower of wayside chaff.
Our visitor bore every mark of being an average commonplace British tradesman, obese, pompous, and slow.
About 18% of 6-11-year-olds are obese and 20.5% of 12-19-year-olds are obese.