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fatty

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Pronunciation: /ˈfati
 
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Definition of fatty in English:

adjective (fattier, fattiest)

1Containing a large amount of fat: go easy on fatty foods fatty tissue
More example sentences
  • Reducing the amount of fatty foods eaten prior to pregnancy is also a good bet, as that lessens exposure to persistent chemicals like PCBs and dioxin.
  • She spends most of her time reading self-help books, eating vast amounts of fatty food and struggling against insomnia.
  • They believe fatty tissue produces hormones and products such as oestrogen and insulin which may promote tumour growth.
Synonyms
1.1 Medicine (Of a disease or lesion) marked by abnormal deposition of fat in cells: fatty degeneration of the liver
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  • Liver transplantation has been necessary in patients with end-stage cirrhosis, but fatty liver disease may recur in the transplanted organ in some patients.
  • With the increasing incidence of obesity and diabetes in Western countries, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has become a growing problem.
  • A common heart condition is coronary heart disease, in which fatty deposits gradually block the coronary arteries.

noun (plural fatties)

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A fat person (often as a nickname): many former fatties have found a pattern of eating that keeps them slim
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  • Watch for the mean spirited and endless gags about fatties, boyish girls, overweight Hawaiians etc, etc.
  • But the truth is that, despite 20 years' experience telling me that January in the gym is for part-timers who'll all be gone by February, I'm in there with the fatties.
  • It's only a matter of time before societal ills, unhappy marriages, unsightly fatties and the concerns about those concerns, are a thing of the past.

Derivatives

fattiness

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noun
Example sentences
  • The spice and tang cut through the fruit's fattiness.
  • Despite the supposed fattiness of duck, we don't need too much bitterness and cutting power here; we need something more subtle, almost sneaky.
  • You should get the best of both worlds: nice acidity to tone down the fattiness of the avocado, plus the amplification of the flavor that you get from the salt.

Words that rhyme with fatty

batty, bratty, catty, chatty, Cincinnati, Dolcelatte, flattie, Hattie, natty, patty, ratty, Satie, Scarlatti, scatty, Tati, tattie, tatty

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