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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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Examples from the web for obesity
  • And yet, this cultural unifier is also blamed for contributing to high levels of diabetes and obesity on reservations.
  • The growing concern over obesity and diabetes could also fuel demand.
  • We're obsessed with sylphlike slimness, yet heading toward obesity.
  • Larger sizes would solve obesity by burning off extra calories.
  • Ultrasound images can be poor in patients with other conditions such as obesity, requiring doctors to resort to invasive tests.
  • Your obesity is leading to poor fuel economy and airline bankruptcies.
  • The symptom of metabolic syndrome that appears first is usually obesity, so this is generally regarded as the underlying cause.
  • For modern life disapproves of clutter, almost as much as it scorns obesity and fidgeting.
  • Policymakers are stepping up their campaigns to warn consumers about the dangers of obesity.
  • So too with obesity, which causes diseases such as diabetes: it is increasing fastest among those at the bottom of the heap.
Word Origin and History for 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).

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obesity in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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obesity in Science
obesity
  (ō-bē'sĭ-tē)   
The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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