anti-obesity

adjective

an·​ti-obe·​si·​ty
ˌan-tē-ō-ˈbē-sə-tē,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-obesity (audio)
1
: used to treat obesity
anti-obesity drugs
2
: designed or intended to prevent obesity or reduce the incidence of obesity
anti-obesity campaigns/programs

Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-obesity was in 1864

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“Anti-obesity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-obesity. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

anti-obesity

adjective

an·​ti-obe·​si·​ty -ō-ˈbē-sət-ē How to pronounce anti-obesity (audio)
: used to treat obesity : promoting the loss of excessive bodily fat
anti-obesity drugs may inhibit energy intake, inhibit fat absorption, enhance energy expenditure or stimulate fat mobilization. John Worobey, in Nutrition & Behavior: A Multidisciplinary Approach
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