fattening
Floating Float"ing, n. 1. (Weaving) Floating threads. See {Floating threads}, above. [1913 Webster]

2. The second coat of three-coat plastering. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

3. The process of rendering oysters and scallops plump by placing them in fresh or brackish water; -- called also {fattening}, {plumping}, and {laying out}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • fattening — that makes fat, 1690s, prp. adj. from FATTEN (Cf. fatten). Earlier word was fatting (1530s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fattening — adjective subject to or used in the process of finishing or fattening up for slaughter (Freq. 1) a fattening hog fattening pens • Similar to: ↑finished …   Useful english dictionary

  • fattening — [[t]fæ̱tənɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Food that is fattening is considered to make people fat easily. Some foods are more fattening than others …   English dictionary

  • Fattening — Fatten Fat ten, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fattened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fattening}.] [See {Fat}, v. t.] 1. To make fat; to feed for slaughter; to make fleshy or plump with fat; to fill full; to fat. [1913 Webster] 2. To make fertile and fruitful; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fattening — 1. adjective That which causes weight gain; usually high calorie food with relatively little nutritive value. Id really love to lose weight, the trouble is, tasty deserts with stuff like whipped cream are so fattening. Ant: slimming 2 …   Wiktionary

  • fattening — fat|ten|ing [ˈfætn ıŋ] adj likely to make you fat ▪ Fats are the most fattening foods of all …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fattening — fat|ten|ing [ fætnıŋ ] adjective making you fat: Avoid fattening foods and take more exercise …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fattening — adjective likely to make you fat: I don t eat cake it s far too fattening …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fattening — UK [ˈfæt(ə)nɪŋ] / US adjective making you fat Avoid fattening foods and take more exercise …   English dictionary

  • fattening — [ˈfæt(ə)nɪŋ] adj likely to make you fat Avoid fattening foods and take more exercise.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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