Definition of obese
: having excessive body fat
Examples of obese in a Sentence
providing medical treatment for obese patients
the basset hound was so obese that its stomach touched the floor
Recent Examples of obese from the Web
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that about 37 percent of US adults are obese.
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About 9 percent of U.S. kids age 2 to 5 are obese, as are about 18 percent of those age 6 to 11, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A new poll from a local nonprofit has found that nearly 7 in 10 adults in the area are either overweight or obese.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 70 percent of the U.S. population is considered overweight or obese.
The United States has the greatest percentage of obese adults worldwide as researchers learn that one-third of the world's population is overweight, according to CNN.
The researchers estimated more than 107 million children and 603 million adults are obese.
But the United States had the largest number of obese adults in 2015, with 79 million.
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OBESE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of obese for English Language Learners
: very fat : fat in a way that is unhealthy
OBESE Defined for Kids
Definition of obese for Students
: very fat
Medical Definition of obese
: having excessive body fat : affected by obesity
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