obese
adjective Etymology: Latin obesus, from ob- against + esus, past participle of edere to eat — more at ob-, eat Date: 1651 having excessive body fat

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  • obèse — obèse …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • obèse — [ ɔbɛz ] adj. et n. • 1825; lat. obesus, de edere « manger » ♦ (Personnes) Qui est anormalement gros. ⇒ bedonnant, énorme, gras, ventru. Il est devenu obèse. ♢ Méd. Atteint d obésité. N. Un, une obèse. ⊗ CONTR. 1. Maigre. ● obèse adjectif et nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obese — (adj.) 1650s, from L. obesus fat, stout, plump, pp. of obedere that has eaten itself fat (see OBESITY (Cf. obesity)). According to OED, Rare before 19th c. Related: Obeseness …   Etymology dictionary

  • obese — corpulent, rotund, chubby, *fleshy, fat, stout, portly, plump Antonyms: scrawny Contrasted words: *lean, spare, angular, rawboned, lank, lanky, gaunt, skinny: *thin, slender, slim, slight …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • obese — [adj] very overweight adipose, avoirdupois, corpulent, fat, fleshy*, gross*, heavy, outsize, paunchy, plump, porcine, portly, pudgy, rotund, stout; concept 491 Ant. emaciated, skinny, underweight …   New thesaurus

  • obese — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very fat. DERIVATIVES obesity noun. ORIGIN Latin obesus …   English terms dictionary

  • obese — [ō bēs′] adj. [L obesus, pp. of obedere, to devour < ob (see OB ) + edere,EAT] very fat; stout; corpulent obesity n …   English World dictionary

  • Obèse — Obésité Obésité Classification et ressources externes CIM 10 E66 CIM 9 278 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • obese — 01. There are more and more people who are [obese] in our society due to poor eating habits, and lack of exercise. 02. Everyone thought Livia was pregnant, but actually she is just [obese]. 03. The rise in the number of people who are [obese] in… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • obese — [[t]oʊbi͟ːs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If someone is obese, they are extremely fat. The tendency to become obese is at least in part hereditary... Obese people tend to have higher blood pressure than lean people. Syn: fat Derived words: obesity… …   English dictionary

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