Definition of diabesity in English:

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diabesity

Pronunciation: /ˌdʌɪəˈbiːsɪti/

noun

[mass noun] informal
Used to refer to a form of diabetes which typically develops in later life and is associated with being obese: regular exercise helps prevent diabesity
More example sentences
  • The concept of "diabesity" has changed some doctors' attitudes in the diabetes field.
  • The close association between diabetes and obesity has given rise to the term diabesity.
  • Obesity and diabetes are now so widespread in our country that they have spawned a new word - "diabesity."

Origin

1980s: blend of diabetes and obesity.

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