Definition of obesity
: a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body
Examples of obesity in a sentence
<obesity has been linked to a number of health risks, such as heart disease>
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Medical Definition of obesity
: a condition that is characterized by excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body and that in an adult is typically indicated by a body mass index of 30 or greater
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