fat·​ten·​ing ˈfat-niŋ How to pronounce fattening (audio)
: causing or tending to cause an increase in body fat
fattening foods
… at about 45 calories in a three-and-a-half-ounce portion, it's no more fattening than other starchy vegetables.Mary-Ellen Banashek

Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fattening was in 1877

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“Fattening.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fattening. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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