fatten

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From fat +‎ -en.

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fatten (third-person singular simple present fattens, present participle fattening, simple past and past participle fattened)

  1. (intransitive) To become fatter
    He gradually fattened in the five years after getting married.
  2. (transitive) To cause to be fatter
    We must fatten the turkey in time for Thanksgiving.
  3. (transitive) To make fertile and fruitful; to enrich.
    to fatten land
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)

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