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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.


(Medicine) in an obese or overweight manner
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Groaning, suddenly overcome by her haste, the Frau Professor sank obesely on to a sofa.
In sharp contrast to the sergeants featured at the beginning of this piece, our cops have stereotyped themselves as inefficient, obesely unfit, unkempt and lacking the basics of courteous conversation.
To them he's not quite clinically obese, more obesely clinical.