- The definition of obese is an extremely overweight person.
An example of obese is a five hundred pound man.
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Origin: L obesus, past participle of obedere, to devour from ob- (see ob-) plush edere, eat
- obesity noun
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Origin: Latin obēsus, from past participle of *obedere, to eat away : ob-, away; see ob- + edere, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.
- o·beseˈly adverb
- o·beseˈness noun
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