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

Definitions of fattening word

  • verb with object fattening to make fat. 1
  • verb with object fattening to feed (animals) abundantly before slaughter. 1
  • verb with object fattening to enrich: to fatten the soil; to fatten one's pocketbook. 1
  • verb with object fattening 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 fattening to grow fat. 1
  • noun fattening (of a food) causing an increase in the weight of someone who eats it. 1

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Origin of fattening

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 Fattening


fattening 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.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fattening usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fattening

adjective fattening

  • calorific — The calorific value of something, or its calorific content, is the number of calories it contains.
  • fatty — consisting of, containing, or resembling fat: fatty tissue.
  • rich — having wealth or great possessions; abundantly supplied with resources, means, or funds; wealthy: a rich man; a rich nation.
  • greasy — smeared, covered, or soiled with grease.
  • oily — smeared or covered with oil; greasy: an oily road surface.

Antonyms for fattening

adjective fattening

  • low-fat — of or being a food or style of cooking that contains or uses very little butter, oil, or other fat, usually three grams of fat or less per serving.
  • slimming — slender, as in girth or form; slight in build or structure.

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