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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fat-n]
    • /ˈfæt n/
    • /ˈfæt.ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fat-n]
    • /ˈfæt n/

Definitions of fatten word

  • verb with object fatten to make fat. 1
  • verb with object fatten to feed (animals) abundantly before slaughter. 1
  • verb with object fatten to enrich: to fatten the soil; to fatten one's pocketbook. 1
  • verb with object fatten Cards. Poker. to increase the number of chips in (a pot). Pinochle. to play a card that scores high on (a trick) expected to be taken by a partner. 1
  • verb without object fatten to grow fat. 1
  • noun fatten Make or become fat or fatter. 1

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Origin of fatten

First appearance:

before 1545
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1545-55; fat + -en1

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Parts of speech for Fatten


fatten popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

fatten usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fatten

verb fatten

  • swell — to grow in bulk, as by the absorption of moisture or the processes of growth.
  • broaden — When something broadens, it becomes wider.
  • augment — To augment something means to make it larger, stronger, or more effective by adding something to it.
  • build up — If you build up something or if it builds up, it gradually becomes bigger, for example because more is added to it.
  • feed — to give a fee to.

Antonyms for fatten

verb fatten

  • decrease — When something decreases or when you decrease it, it becomes less in quantity, size, or intensity.
  • deplete — To deplete a stock or amount of something means to reduce it.
  • thin — having relatively little extent from one surface or side to the opposite; not thick: thin ice.
  • deflate — If you deflate someone or something, you take away their confidence or make them seem less important.
  • shrink — to draw back, as in retreat or avoidance: to shrink from danger; to shrink from contact.

Top questions with fatten

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