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o·bese

(ō-bēs'), Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
Excessively fat.
Synonym(s): corpulent
[L. obesus, fat, partic. adj., fr. ob-edo, pp. -esus, to eat away, devour]

corpulent

[kôr′pyələnt]
obese.

o·bese

(ō-bēs')
Extremely fat; having a body mass index ≥ 30 or higher.
Synonym(s): corpulent.

corpulence

(kor'pyu-lens) [L. corpulentus, fr. corpus, body] Obesity.corpulent (-lent), adjective
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