grossen

transitive verb
gross·​en | \ˈgrōsᵊn sometimes -rȯs-\
grossened; grossened; grossening\ -​s(ᵊ)niŋ \; grossens

Definition of grossen 

: to make gross grossened faces … and thickened waists— J. G. Cozzens

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