obese

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adjective \ō-ˈbēs\

Definition of obese

  1. :  having excessive body fat

Examples of obese in a sentence

  1. providing medical treatment for obese patients

  2. <the basset hound was so obese that its stomach touched the floor>

Origin and Etymology of obese

Latin obesus, from ob- against + esus, past participle of edere to eat — more at ob-, eat


First Known Use: 1651

Other Physiology Terms


OBESE Defined for English Language Learners

obese

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adjective \ō-ˈbēs\

Definition of obese for English Language Learners

  • : very fat : fat in a way that is unhealthy


OBESE Defined for Kids

obese

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adjective \ō-ˈbēs\

Definition of obese for Students

  1. :  very fat

obesity

\ō-ˈbē-sə-tē\ noun

Medical Dictionary

obese

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adjective \ō-ˈbēs\

Medical Definition of obese

  1. :  having excessive body fat :  affected by obesity



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