Definition of Fattening

1. Adjective. Subject to or used in the process of finishing or fattening up for slaughter. "Fattening pens"

Similar to: Finished

Definition of Fattening

1. Adjective. That which causes weight gain; usually high calorie food with relatively little nutritive value. ¹

2. Verb. present participle of fatten. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fattening

1. fatten [v] - See also: fatten

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fattening

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fatso
fatsoes
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fatstock
fatstocks
fatsuit
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fatted
fatten
fatten out
fatten up
fattened
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fattening (current term)
fatteningly
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fattish
fattism

Literary usage of Fattening

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1. Productive Poultry Husbandry: A Complete Text Dealing with the Principles by Harry Reynolds Lewis (1919)
"fattening.—The operation of fattening as practiced is distinctly a method ... The term fattening does not imply the laying on of an excessive amount of fat ..."

2. The Cyclopædia;: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature.by Abraham Rees by Abraham Rees (1819)
"... in regard to the quantity or weight of pork produced by a given quantity of peas, beans, meal, or other materials employed in the fattening of hogs, ..."

3. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1917)
"The Forced fattening of Poultry.—Allusion has already been made to the forced ... There is much to be said both for and against this method of fattening. ..."

4. Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics by Herbert Swift Carter, Paul Edward Howe, Howard Harris Mason (1921)
"The two essentials in a satisfactory fattening cure are to increase, first, ... In a usual fattening cure with a fair protein ration (100 to I2O gm. daily) ..."

5. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"Illustrating the effect of fattening on the position and size of the stomach. ... Whether its position is altered or not by the fattening, the stomach ..."

6. ...Productive Swine Husbandry by George E. Day (1913)
"fattening. MANY of the problems connected with the fattening of hogs have already ... Corn may 1ie used much more freely for fattening hogs than for those ..."

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