very fat or overweight; corpulent.
excessively fat or fleshy; corpulent
1650s, back-formation from obesity and in part from Latin obesus “fat, stout, plump,” past participle of obedere “that has eaten itself fat” (see obesity). According to OED, “Rare before 19th c.” Related: Obeseness. Latin obesus was translated in Old English as oferfæt “overfat.”
obese o·bese (ō-bēs’)
Extremely fat; very overweight.
[oh-bees] /oʊˈbis/ adjective 1. very fat or overweight; corpulent. [oh-bee-si-tee] /oʊˈbi sɪ ti/ noun 1. the condition of being very fat or overweight; corpulence: His obesity puts him at risk for major health problems. /əʊˈbiːs/ adjective 1. excessively fat or fleshy; corpulent n. 1610s, from French obésité and directly from Latin obesitas “fatness, corpulence,” from […]
/əˌbiːsəˈdʒɛnɪk/ adjective 1. (med) causing obesity: an obesogenic environment adjective pertaining to or tending to cause obesity; also written obesegenic Examples We live in an obesogenic environment. Word Origin 1996 Usage Note also obesogen (n.)
obex o·bex (ō’běks’) n. The point on the midline of the dorsal surface of the medulla oblongata that marks the caudal angle of the rhomboid fossa. Object Exchange
[oh-bey] /oʊˈbeɪ/ verb (used with object) 1. to comply with or follow the commands, restrictions, wishes, or instructions of: to obey one’s parents. 2. to comply with or follow (a command, restriction, wish, instruction, etc.). 3. (of things) to respond conformably in action to: The car obeyed the slightest touch of the steering wheel. 4. […]