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obese

[oh-bees] /oʊˈbis/
adjective
1.
very fat or overweight; corpulent.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin obēsus (past participle of obedere to eat away), equivalent to ob- ob- + ed(ere) to eat + -tus past participle suffix, with dt > s
Related forms
obesely, adverb
obesity, obeseness, noun
overobese, adjective
overobesely, adverb
overobeseness, noun
superobese, adjective
unobese, adjective
unobesely, adverb
unobeseness, noun

obesity

[oh-bee-si-tee] /oʊˈbi sɪ ti/
noun
1.
the condition of being very fat or overweight; corpulence:
His obesity puts him at risk for major health problems.
Sometimes, obeseness.
Related forms
antiobesity, adjective, noun, plural antiobesities.
overobesity, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for obeseness

obese

/əʊˈbiːs/
adjective
1.
excessively fat or fleshy; corpulent
Derived Forms
obesity, obeseness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin obēsus, from ob- (intensive) + edere to eat
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Word Origin and History for obeseness

obesity

n.

1610s, from French obésité and directly from Latin obesitas "fatness, corpulence," from obesus "that has eaten itself fat," past participle of obdere "to eat all over, devour," from ob "over" (see ob-) + edere "eat" (see edible).

obese

adj.

1650s, back-formation from obesity and in part from Latin obesus "fat, stout, plump," past participle of obedere "that has eaten itself fat" (see obesity). According to OED, "Rare before 19th c." Related: Obeseness. Latin obesus was translated in Old English as oferfæt "overfat."

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obeseness in Medicine

obese o·bese (ō-bēs')
adj.
Extremely fat; very overweight.

obesity o·be·si·ty (ō-bē'sĭ-tē)
n.
The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.

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obeseness in Science
obesity
  (ō-bē'sĭ-tē)   
The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.
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