Superobese

obese

[oh-bees]
adjective
very fat or overweight; corpulent.

Origin:
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

obesely, adverb
obesity, obeseness, noun
overobese, adjective
overobesely, adverb
overobeseness, noun
superobese, adjective
unobese, adjective
unobesely, adverb
unobeseness, 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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obese
1650s, from L. obesus, pp. of obedere (see obesity).
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obese o·bese (ō-bēs')
adj.
Extremely fat; very overweight.

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