obeso-, obes- +

(Latin: fat, corpulent)

antiobesic (adjective), more antiobesic, most antiobesic
A reference to a medicine (or any agent or activity) that is effective in reducing or preventing obesity: Since Tony was quite overweight, his doctor said that he could use an antiobesic drink or an appetite suppressant in the beginning, but it would not work in the long run.
bibliobesity (s) (noun), bibliobesities (pl)
A vast amount of verbal flab squeezed between hard or soft covers of publications: Bibliobesity means literally "book obesity",and contains nothing but bloated phrases without content.
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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Pertaining to a very fat person.
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obesity (s) (noun), obesities (pl)
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 is a term used to describe body weight that is much greater than what is considered healthy.

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 or her age, sex, and height.

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is thought to be overweight and obesity can cause medical complications that may lead to hospitalization for type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and asthma.

Participation in physical activity can help children and adults manage their obesity, control blood pressure, and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.

To cotrol excessive fatness.
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obesoclinity (s) (noun), obesoclinities (pl)
A tendency to be obese: Greg's mother suffered from obesoclinity and was on a very strict diet.
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 overweight by increasing the production and storage capacity of fat cells: Obesogens, a series of chemicals known as endocrine disruptors, imitate hormones and confuse the body and cause fat storage.

Many obesogens penetrate through the plastic containers into food and beverages, like plastic bottled water, or into canned foods. Agricultural chemicals sprayed on crops, or foam cushions, or plastics used to store food or water can all contain obesogens.

—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.
obesogenic (adjective), more obesogenic, most obesogenic
Relating to a factor that causes or tends to cause obesity: One of the reasons that lead to obesogenic problems in people is the over-consumption of sugar in carbonated drinks, chocolate, ice cream, etc.
obesogenous (adjective), more obesogenous, most obesogenous
Regarding anything that promotes a person to be extremely fat: Jack's family had potato chips, carbonated drinks, beer, and chocolate in unlimited amounts in their home and consumed these foods many times during the day, all leading to obesogenous conditions among all the family members.
obesophobia, pocrescophobia (s) (noun) (no pl)
A loathing of gaining weight: It seemed that Linda was always on a diet because she was awfully afraid of becoming fat and not fitting into her slim-fit jeans anymore, and her friends thought she had obesophobia!

Jack, troubled with pocrescophobia, was always sure he had a very slim figure by not eating any cake or ice cream, and went to the fitness studio many times during the week.

Quotes: Fat, Obesity
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Related fat-word units: adipo-; lard; lipo-; oleo-; omento-; pimelo-; pio-; sebo-; steato-.