from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective fed until grown and ready for slaughter or for sale in the market; -- of market animals.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of fatten. fatted

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  • adjective (of market animals) made ready for market


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  • Standing firm against the fattened are the calf-like, so we may die peacefully.

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  • I'm a purist and loathe the idea of fattened goose liver in my burger.

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  • Each year, the gross Social Security check is "fattened" by a few dollars.

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  • Eventually those kind of fattened interests have a way of colliding with the king and need to be eliminated.

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  • But the father said to his slaves, “Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.”

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  • Does anyone have any doubt that ACORN's leaders have fattened their personal bank accounts with taxpayer money????

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  • The number of land rigs in the U.S. drilling for natural gas is down 8% from a year ago, while oilrigs are up 81%, according to oilfield-service company Baker Hughes , Inc. In April, companies reported more rigs drilling for oil than gas for the first time since 1995, underscoring how oil's profit margins have fattened.

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  • I learned a lot, made good money (great money for the area where I lived) for six months, fattened my bank account, and then fled for California, where I spent a month hanging out in coffeehouses.

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