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fatten

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verb fat·ten \ˈfa-tən\

Simple Definition of fatten

  • : to make (someone or something) fat

  • : to become fat

Full Definition of fatten

fat·tenedfat·ten·ing play \ˈfat-niŋ, ˈfa-tə-niŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to make fat, fleshy, or plump; especially :  to feed (as a stock animal) for slaughter b :  to make more substantial

  3. 2 :  to make fertile

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become fat

fat·ten·er play \ˈfat-nər, ˈfa-tə-nər\ noun

Circa 1552

First Known Use of fatten

circa 1552


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