obese

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See also: obèse

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin obēsus, derived from obedō (I devour, eat away), from ob (away) + edō (I eat). Displaced native Old English oferfǣtt (literally overfat).

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obese (comparative more obese, superlative most obese or obesest)

  1. 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.
    • 2020 October 3, Peter Bowes, “Trump spends first night in hospital after Covid-19 diagnosis”, in BBC:
      The president, being 74, a man and someone categorised as obese, is in a higher-risk category for Covid-19.
    • 2020, Christia Marie Ramos, “Teacher behind exam material body-shaming Angel Locsin undergoing admin probe — DepEd”, in Philippine Daily Inquirer:
      But it can be recalled that Locsin earlier called out DepEd for seemingly being “unaffected” by the actions of a teacher who body-shamed her by describing her [sic] “an obese person” in a Physical Education (PE) educational material after the agency issued an apology.

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Interlingua[edit]

Adjective[edit]

obese (not comparable)

  1. obese

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /oˈbe.ze/, (traditional) /oˈbɛ.ze/
  • Rhymes: -eze, (traditional) -ɛze
  • Hyphenation: o‧bé‧se, (traditional) o‧bè‧se

Adjective[edit]

obese

  1. feminine plural of obeso

Noun[edit]

obese f pl

  1. feminine plural of obeso

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

obēse

  1. vocative masculine singular of obēsus