fatten

verb fat·ten \ ˈfa-tᵊn \

Definition of fatten

fattened; fattening play \ˈfat-niŋ, ˈfa-tə-niŋ\
transitive verb
1 a :to make fat, fleshy, or plump; especially :to feed (an animal) for slaughter
b :to make more substantial
2 :to make fertile
intransitive verb
:to become fat

fattener

play \ˈfat-nər, ˈfa-tə-nər\ noun

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First Known Use of fatten

circa 1552


FATTEN Defined for English Language Learners

fatten

verb

Definition of fatten for English Language Learners

  • : to make (someone or something) fat

  • : to become fat


FATTEN Defined for Kids

fatten

verb fat·ten \ ˈfa-tᵊn \

Definition of fatten for Students

fattened; fattening
:to make or become fat


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