anti-obesity

adjective
an·​ti-obe·​si·​ty | \ ˌan-tē-ō-ˈbē-sə-tē, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-obesity (audio) \

Definition of anti-obesity

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

First Known Use of anti-obesity

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 3 Aug. 2021.

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anti-obesity

adjective
an·​ti-obe·​si·​ty | \ -ō-ˈbē-sət-ē How to pronounce anti-obesity (audio) \

Medical Definition of anti-obesity

: 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, 2006

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