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obese

Syllabification: o·bese
Pronunciation: /ōˈbēs
 
/

Definition of obese in English:

adjective

Grossly fat or overweight.
Example sentences
  • It is estimated that more than one in five Britons is now classed as obese and three-quarters are overweight.
  • Nearly two thirds of men and more than half of women in England are now either overweight or obese.
  • The latest evidence shows people are getting more overweight and obese.
Synonyms

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin obesus 'having eaten until fat', from ob- 'away, completely' + esus (past participle of edere 'eat').

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