obesity

[oh-bee-si-tee]
noun
the condition of being very fat or overweight; corpulence: His obesity puts him at risk for major health problems.
Sometimes, obeseness.

antiobesity, adjective, noun, plural antiobesities.
overobesity, noun
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obese (əʊˈbiːs)
 
adj
excessively fat or fleshy; corpulent
 
[C17: from Latin obēsus, from ob- (intensive) + edere to eat]
 
o'besity
 
n
 
o'beseness
 
n

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obesity
1610s, from Fr. obésité, from L. obesitas "fatness, corpulence," from obesus "that has eaten itself fat," pp. of obdere "to eat all over, devour," from ob "over" + edere "eat" (see edible).
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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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obesity   (ō-bē'sĭ-tē)  Pronunciation Key 
The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.
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Example sentences
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.
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