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obese

adjective

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having an excess of body fat
  • the basset hound was so obese that its stomach touched the floor

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The first known use of obese was in 1651

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“Obese.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/obese. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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