Obese meaning

ō-bēs
The definition of obese is an extremely overweight person.

An example of obese is a five hundred pound man.

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Having excessive body weight caused by the accumulation of fat; extremely fat.
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Very fat; stout; corpulent.
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Having excessive body weight caused by the accumulation of fat; extremely fat.
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Extremely overweight, especially: weighing more than 20% (for men) or 25% (for women) over their ideal weight determined by height and build; or, having a body mass index over 30 kg/m2.
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Origin of obese

  • Latin obēsus from past participle of *obedere to eat away ob- away ob– edere to eat ed- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin obesus, derived from obedere (“to devour, eat away"), from ob (“away") + edere (“to eat")

    From Wiktionary