Obese O*bese" a. [L. obesus eaten away, lean; also, that has eaten itself fat, fat, stout, p. p. of obedere to devour; ob (see {Ob-}) + edere to eat. See {Eat}.] Excessively corpulent; fat; fleshy. [1913 Webster]

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