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fattening Syllabification: fat·ten·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfatniNG/

Definition of fattening in English:

adjective

(Of a food) causing an increase in the weight of someone who eats it.
Example sentences
  • The next step will be to pass out the highly fattening snack foods that everyone will claim they can't possibly eat.
  • Along with larger portions of more fattening food, Americans have become increasingly sedentary over the last couple of decades.
  • I suppose there's a kind of vicarious fantasy in watching someone else eat huge amounts of fattening foods in order to gain 30 pounds and win a contest.

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