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

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OBESE Defined for Kids


adjective \ō-ˈbēs\

Definition of OBESE for Kids

:  very fat
obe·si·ty \ō-ˈbē-sə-tē\ noun
Medical Dictionary


adjective \ō-ˈbēs\

Medical Definition of OBESE

:  having excessive body fat :  affected by obesity


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