Definition of Fatten

1. Verb. Make fat or plump. "We will plump out that poor starving child"

Exact synonyms: Fat, Fatten Out, Fatten Up, Fill Out, Flesh Out, Plump, Plump Out
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Entails: Feed, Give
Derivative terms: Fat, Fat



Definition of Fatten

1. v. t. To make fat; to feed for slaughter; to make fleshy or plump with fat; to fill full; to fat.

2. v. i. To grow fat or corpulent; to grow plump, thick, or fleshy; to be pampered.

Definition of Fatten

1. Verb. (intransitive) To become fatter ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To cause to be fatter ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fatten

1. to make fat [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: fat

Medical Definition of Fatten

1. 1. To make fat; to feed for slaughter; to make fleshy or plump with fat; to fill full; to fat. 2. To make fertile and fruitful; to enrich; as, to fatten land; to fatten fields with blood. Origin: See Fat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fatten

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fatshionistas
fatsi
fatsia
fatsias
fatso
fatsoes
fatsos
fatstock
fatstocks
fatsuit
fatsuits
fatted
fatten (current term)
fatten out
fatten up
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fattie
fattier
fatties
fattiest

Literary usage of Fatten

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1. The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year (1793)
"... day following. evening, and at nine o'clock M night. If he does not eat the provender well and freely, it muft be changed for fome other kind. To fatten ..."

2. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"... on him by the people, as well as for the hardships he has endured in the town of Boston, when being cooped up to fatten on salt provisions and peas, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... fatten épiscopaux (Paria, 1907), II, 37; Gallia Chr.. II. 245. (4) GENESIUS, Count of Clermont, d. 725. Feast, 5 June. According to the lessons of the ..."

4. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"... though the use of ** poderis," as an alternative name, seems to make thi» somewhat doubtful, (Quoted by Dr. Rock, Chunk of <mr fatten, rol L p. ..."

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