fatter fatter  /ˈfæ tər/


  1. (n) a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)
  2. (n) a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
  3. (n) excess bodily weight
  4. (v) make fat or plump
  5. (adj) having an (over)abundance of flesh
  6. (adj) having a relatively large diameter
  7. (adj) containing or composed of fat
  8. (adj) lucrative
  9. (adj) marked by great fruitfulness


  1. Although Brazilians are getting fatter, they are eating less red meat and more fruits and vegetables, Malta reports.
  2. There's no doubt that American kids are getting fatter.
  3. Feeding corn to cattle for the last several months of their lives doesn't just get them fatter faster; it also changes the quality of the beef.


  1. China's Expanding Life Spans—and Waistlines

    Over the past two decades, China’s population has grown richer, older, more urban—and fatter.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: BusinessWeek

  2. Blumenthal To Nickelodeon: No More Junk Food Ads

    Kids in America are getting fatter and four Democratic senators say that Nickelodeon can help curb the growing problem by cutting out ads for unhealthy foods that are sandwiched between its programs.        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant

  3. Obesity Campaign Slammed for Digitally Fattening Kids

    A public service ad by First 5 California features an overweight girl drinking sugar with a straw, but the ad has been criticized because the child model's weight was digitally altered to make her look fatter.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: ABC News via Yahoo! News

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