obese

adjective \ ō-ˈbēs \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of obese

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of obese

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

Other Physiology Terms


OBESE Defined for English Language Learners

obese

adjective

Definition of obese for English Language Learners

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


OBESE Defined for Kids

obese

adjective \ ō-ˈbēs \

Definition of obese for Students

: very fat

obesity

\ō-ˈbē-sə-tē\ noun

Medical Dictionary

obese

adjective \ ō-ˈbēs \

medical Definition of obese

: having excessive body fat : affected by obesity


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