obeso-, obes- +

(Latin: fat, corpulent)

A reference to medicine (or any agent or activity) that is effective in reducing or preventing obesity.
bibliobesity (s) (noun), bibliobesities (pl)
This word means literally "book obesity", vast rolls of verbal flab squeezed between hard or soft covers of publications.
obese (oh BEES) (adjective), more obese, most obese
1. Descriptive of being excessively fat and grossly overweight: A neighbor told Karen that her obese, or corpulent, dog looked like a big sausage walking on legs.
2. Etymology: from Latin ob-, "completely" + edere, "to eat".
An obese or corpulent person.
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1. An increase in body weight beyond the limitation of skeletal and physical requirements, as the result of an excessive accumulation of fat in the body: Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to such an extent that it may have a negative effect on one's health.

Obesity increases the possibility of various diseases; especially, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. or joint disease.

The term obesity is usually not employed unless the individual is from 20% to 30% over average weight for his/her age; sex, and height.

3. Also called: adiposity, adiposis, corpulency, and pimelosis.

Obesity is a term used to describe body weight that is much greater than what is considered healthy.

There are many ways to determine if a person is obese, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the most accurate measurement of body fat for children and adults.

Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight.

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is thought to be overweight. Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered "morbidly obese".

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A tendency to be obese.
obesogen (s) (noun), obesogens (pl)
1. Anything that causes the gaining of weight; whether it be food, lack of exercise, or whatever it might be: "Obesogens consist of any environmental triggers that cause obesity."
2. A chemical that leads to over weight by increasing the production and storage capacity of fat cells: "A series of chemicals known as endocrine disruptors imitate hormones and confuse the body and cause fat storage."

"Many obesogens leach out of plastic food and plastic beverage containers or bottled water, in canned foods, agricultural chemicals that are sprayed on crops, foam cushions, and in plastics used to store food or water."

—Largely compiled from information published in:
"Warnings from a fat mouse" by Micholas D. Kristof; in
The Global Edition of the New York Times; January 21, 2013; page 11.
Of or relating to a factor that causes or tends to cause obesity; causing obesity.
Producing or causing obesity.
A fear of gaining weight or the excessive fear that one is getting too fat.
Quotes: Fat, Obesity
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Related fat-word units: adipo-; lard; lipo-; oleo-; omento-; pimelo-; pio-; sebo-; steato-.