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morbid obesity

noun

a state of overweight so great that it prevents normal activity or bodily function and will likely cause a serious or life-threatening disorder

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Weighing two or three times a recommended weight would be deemed morbid obesity.

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morbid obesity in Medicine

morbid obesity n.
The condition of weighing at least twice the ideal weight.

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