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Obesity   /oʊbˈisəti/  /əbˈisəti/   Listen

More than average fatness.  Synonyms: corpulency, fleshiness.

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"Obesity" Quotes from Famous Books

... honorably noticed in the "British and Foreign Medical Review." At that time it was only half the size of Hooper's well-known Medical Dictionary, but by its steady growth in successive editions it has reached that obesity which is tolerable in books we consult, but hardly in such as we read. The labor expended in preparing the work must have been immense, and, unlike most of our stereotyped medical literature, it has ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 7, May, 1858 • Various

... nature; this Galium is astringent, and therefore of service in some bleedings, as well as in diarrhoea, and for obesity. ...
— Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure • William Thomas Fernie

... destroying homesteads that he might have a larger game forest, making a Doomsday Book by which he could keep the whole land under despotic espionage, proclaiming war in revenge for a joke uttered in regard to his obesity. Harvest fields and vineyards going down under the cavalry hoof. Nations horror-struck. But one day while at the apex of all observation he is riding out and the horse put his hoof on a hot cinder, throwing the king so violently ...
— New Tabernacle Sermons • Thomas De Witt Talmage

... was a man of amazing obesity, a red-faced man with a bull neck and enormous shoulders, clad in pink striped pajamas and a tasselled nightcap ...
— Officer 666 • Barton W. Currie

... case. Mr Oxbelly had no idea that he was otherwise than in good condition, although he had probably not seen his knees for years. It was his obesity that was the great objection to him, for in every other point there was nothing against him. He had, upon one pretence and another, been shifted, by the manoeuvres of the captains, out of different ships, until he went up to the Admiralty to ...
— Mr. Midshipman Easy • Frederick Marryat

... was of a sarcastic turn of mind, amused himself by a few jokes on the obesity of the royal applicant; but the request was granted, and York ...
— The White Rose of Langley - A Story of the Olden Time • Emily Sarah Holt

Words linked to "Obesity" :   avoirdupois, adiposis, corpulence, stoutness, obese, embonpoint, fat, overweight, exogenous obesity, plumpness, blubber, roundness, fatness, corpulency

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