adjective \ō-ˈbēs\

: very fat : fat in a way that is unhealthy

Full Definition of OBESE

:  having excessive body fat

Examples of OBESE

  1. providing medical treatment for obese patients
  2. <the basset hound was so obese that its stomach touched the floor>

Origin of OBESE

Latin obesus, from ob- against + esus, past participle of edere to eat — more at ob-, eat
First Known Use: 1651

Other Physiology Terms

eructation, flux, gustatory, menarche, myopia, senescence, torpor


adjective \ō-ˈbēs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OBESE

: having excessive body fat : affected by obesity


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