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

  • n. The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being obese due to an excess of body fat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being obese; excessive body weight; incumbrance of flesh.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The condition or quality of being obese or corpulent; corpulency; polysarcia adiposa.

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

  • n. more than average fatness


From French obésité, from Latin obēsitās, from Latin obēsus ("fat"). (Wiktionary)



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