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Definition of fatten verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[transitive, intransitive] fatten (somebody/something) (up)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fatten
he / she / it fattens
past simple fattened
-ing form fattening
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to make someone or something fatter, especially an animal before killing it for food; to become fatter The piglets are taken from the sow to be fattened for market. She's very thin after her illness—but we'll soon fatten her up.Word Familyfat adjectivefatty adjectivefatten verbfattening adjective
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