Adjective "obese" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Grossly fat or overweight.
  1. 'one in ten people surveyed were obese'
  2. 'Currently medical treatment options for obese and overweight people are limited.'
  3. 'Two-thirds of the population are either overweight or obese, a figure which is rising.'
  4. 'Overweight and obese conditions occurring at this age show persistent health effects decades later.'
  5. 'White men are by far the most likely to be obese or overweight and black men are least likely.'
  6. 'With so many children and parents overweight or obese, there's little stigma attached to being fat.'
  7. 'Children were much more likely to be overweight or obese if both parents were overweight or obese.'
  8. 'More than one billion adults across many parts of the world are obese or overweight.'
  9. 'Children who are overweight but not obese should be evaluated for other factors as well.'
  10. 'Nearly two thirds of men and more than half of women in England are now either overweight or obese.'
  11. 'One in five nine-year-olds is estimated to be overweight and one in ten obese.'


1. very fat or overweight; corpulent.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be obese."

"patients can be obese."

"subjects can be obese."

"percents can be obese."

"individuals can be obese."

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Mid 17th century: from Latin obesus ‘having eaten until fat’, from ob- ‘away, completely’ + esus (past participle of edere ‘eat’).