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Obesity vs. Fat

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Obesitynoun

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

Fatadjective

Carrying more fat than usual on one's body; plump; not lean or thin.

‘The fat man had trouble getting through the door.’; ‘The fattest pig should yield the most meat.’;

Obesitynoun

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

Fatadjective

Thick.

‘The fat wallets of the men from the city brought joy to the peddlers.’;

Obesitynoun

more than average fatness

Fatadjective

Bountiful.

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Obesity

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to an extent that it may have a negative effect on health. People are generally considered obese when their body mass index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person's weight by the square of the person's height—despite known allometric inaccuracies—is over 30 kg/m2; the range 25–30 kg/m2 is defined as overweight.

Fatadjective

Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; said of food.

Fatadjective

(obsolete) Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.

Fatadjective

Fertile; productive.

‘a fat soil;’; ‘a fat pasture’;

Fatadjective

Rich; producing a large income; desirable.

‘a fat benefice;’; ‘a fat office;’; ‘a fat job’;

Fatadjective

Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.

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Fatadjective

Of a character which enables the compositor to make large wages; said of matter containing blank, cuts, or many leads, etc.

‘a fat take;’; ‘a fat page’;

Fatadjective

alternative form of phat

Fatnoun

(uncountable) A specialized animal tissue with a high oil content, used for long-term storage of energy.

Fatnoun

(countable) A refined substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat.

Fatnoun

That part of an organization deemed wasteful.

‘We need to trim the fat in this company’;

Fatnoun

(slang) An erection.

‘I saw Daniel crack a fat.’;

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Fatnoun

(golf) A poorly played shot where the ball is struck by the top part of the club head. (see also thin, shank, toe)

Fatnoun

The best or richest productions; the best part.

‘to live on the fat of the land’;

Fatnoun

Work containing much blank, or its equivalent, and therefore profitable to the compositor.

Fatnoun

(obsolete) A large tub or vessel for water, wine, or other liquids; a cistern.

Fatnoun

(obsolete) A dry measure, generally equal to nine bushels.

Fatverb

To make fat; to fatten.

‘kill the fatted calf’;

Fatverb

To become fat; to fatten.

Fatnoun

A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.

‘The fats shall overflow with wine and oil.’;

Fatnoun

A measure of quantity, differing for different commodities.

Fatnoun

An oily liquid or greasy substance making up the main bulk of the adipose tissue of animals, and widely distributed in the seeds of plants. See Adipose tissue, under Adipose.

Fatnoun

The best or richest productions; the best part; as, to live on the fat of the land.

Fatnoun

Work. containing much blank, or its equivalent, and, therefore, profitable to the compositor.

Fatadjective

Abounding with fat

Fatadjective

Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.

‘Making our western wits fat and mean.’; ‘Make the heart of this people fat.’;

Fatadjective

Fertile; productive; as, a fat soil; a fat pasture.

Fatadjective

Rich; producing a large income; desirable; as, a fat benefice; a fat office; a fat job.

‘Now parson of Troston, a fat living in Suffolk.’;

Fatadjective

Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.

‘Persons grown fat and wealthy by long impostures.’;

Fatadjective

Of a character which enables the compositor to make large wages; - said of matter containing blank, cuts, or many leads, etc.; as, a fat take; a fat page.

Fatverb

To make fat; to fatten; to make plump and fleshy with abundant food; as, to fat fowls or sheep.

‘We fat all creatures else to fat us.’;

Fatverb

To grow fat, plump, and fleshy.

‘An old ox fats as well, and is as good, as a young one.’;

Fatnoun

a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides);

‘pizza has too much fat’;

Fatnoun

a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; adipose tissue also cushions and insulates vital organs;

‘fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold’;

Fatnoun

excess bodily weight;

‘she found fatness disgusting in herself as well as in others’;

Fatverb

make fat or plump;

‘We will plump out that poor starving child’;

Fatadjective

having much flesh (especially fat);

‘he hadn't remembered how fat she was’;

Fatadjective

having a relatively large diameter;

‘a fat rope’;

Fatadjective

containing or composed of fat;

‘fatty food’; ‘fat tissue’;

Fatadjective

lucrative;

‘a juicy contract’; ‘a nice fat job’;

Fatadjective

marked by great fruitfulness;

‘fertile farmland’; ‘a fat land’; ‘a productive vineyard’; ‘rich soil’;

Fatadjective

a chubby body;

‘the boy had a rounded face and fat cheeks’;

Fatnoun

a natural oily substance occurring in animal bodies, especially when deposited as a layer under the skin or around certain organs

‘whales and seals insulate themselves with layers of fat’;

Fatnoun

a fatty substance made from animal or plant products, used in cooking

‘a diet high in animal fats’; ‘sizzling fat’;

Fatnoun

the presence of excess fat in a person or animal

‘he was a tall man, running to fat’;

Fatnoun

any of a group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids, which are solid at room temperature and are the main constituents of animal and vegetable fat

‘some 40 per cent of our daily calories are derived from dietary fats’;

Fatadjective

(of a person or animal) having a large amount of excess flesh

‘the driver was a fat wheezing man’;

Fatadjective

(of an animal bred for food) made plump for slaughter.

Fatadjective

containing much fat

‘fat bacon’;

Fatadjective

(of coal) containing a high proportion of volatile oils.

Fatadjective

large in bulk or circumference

‘a fat cigarette’;

Fatadjective

(especially in the context of financial reward) substantial

‘a fat profit’; ‘a fat cheque’;

Fatadjective

used ironically to express the belief that something is unlikely or does not exist

‘fat chance she had of influencing Guy's decisions’;

Fatverb

make or become fat

‘the hogs have been fatting’; ‘numbers of black cattle are fatted here’;

Fat

In nutrition, biology, and chemistry, fat usually means any ester of fatty acids, or a mixture of such compounds, most commonly those that occur in living beings or in food.The term often refers specifically to triglycerides (triple esters of glycerol), that are the main components of vegetable oils and of fatty tissue in animals; or, even more narrowly, to triglycerides that are solid or semisolid at room temperature, thus excluding oils. The term may also be used more broadly as a synonym of lipid—any substance of biological relevance, composed of carbon, hydrogen, or oxygen, that is insoluble in water but soluble in non-polar solvents.

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