fattening

adjective
fat·​ten·​ing | \ ˈfat-niŋ How to pronounce fattening (audio) , ˈfa-tə-niŋ\

Definition of fattening

: 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

First Known Use of fattening

1877, in the meaning defined above

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