American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Extremely fat; grossly overweight. See Synonyms at fat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Exceedingly corpulent; fat: fleshy.
- In entomology, very much larger than usual; appearing as if distended with food, as the abdomen of a meloë or oil-beetle.
- Specifically, of or pertaining to the Obesa.
- adj. Extremely overweight, especially: weighing more than 20% (for men) or 25% (for women) over their ideal weight determined by height and build; or, having a body mass index over 30 kg/m2.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Excessively corpulent; fat; fleshy.
- adj. excessively fat
- Latin obesus, derived from obedere ("to devour, eat away"), from ob ("away") + edere ("to eat") (Wiktionary)
- Latin obēsus, from past participle of *obedere, to eat away : ob-, away; see ob- + edere, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The UK is on course to be the most obese nation in Europe by 2050 with 60\% of men and 50\% of women classed as obese* and surgical weight loss controls are becoming evermore popular.”
“I was just shocked to hear the word obese related to me.”
“Doctors who use the word "obese" in their notes may risk alienating patients.”
“Last year, she suggested doctors start bluntly telling their patients they were "fat" because it would have more "impact" than the word obese.”
“And if a child is obese by the age of thirteen, he or she is likely to remain obese for life.”
“These results suggest that symptoms of ADHD are more common in obese individuals (irrespective of BED status) and that the D3 receptor may play a role in the manifestation of the hyperactive/impulsive symptoms of ADHD.”
“These studies show that compromised oocyte and early embryo mitochondrial metabolism, resulting from excessive nutrient exposure prior to and during conception, may underlie poor reproductive outcomes frequently reported in obese women.”
“Obesity is widely associated with low grade inflammation and previous studies have noted increased incidence of allergic responses in obese individuals pointing to a possible role of immune response in the regulation of metabolism and body weight.”
“Overall the study suggests that for any given level of sleep apnea, obese children are more likely to experience excessive daytime sleepiness, a pattern not so different from that seen in obese adults.”
“Salt sensitivity in obese individuals may be a consequence of increased sympathetic activity, decreased responsiveness to atrial natriuretic peptide, activation of the renin-angiotensin system or mechanical pressure on the kidneys that increases sodium reabsorption.”
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