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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.
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, obesity
nFettleibigkeit f (form, Med), → Feistheit f (pej)
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