from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A spa or resort that specializes in weight loss.

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  • n. A health club or resort running weight-loss programs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a health spa that specializes in helping people lose weight


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  • The talk ran high all over the country on the subject of this marriage, and opinions were greatly divided; some congratulating Mr. Van Brunt on having made himself one of the richest land-holders "in town" by the junction of another fat farm to his own; some pitying him for having got more than his match within doors, and "guessing he'd missed his reckoning for once."

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