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ˈfæt nfat·ten

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fatten, fat, flesh out, fill out, plump, plump out, fatten out, fatten upverb

    make fat or plump

    "We will plump out that poor starving child"

Wiktionary

  1. fattenverb

    To become fatter

    If we give it a bit more sugar, we'll see him slowly fatten.

  2. fattenverb

    To cause to be fatter

    We must fatten the turkey in time for Thanksgiving.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fattenverb

    to make fat; to feed for slaughter; to make fleshy or plump with fat; to fill full; to fat

    Etymology: [See Fat, v. t.]

  2. Fattenverb

    to make fertile and fruitful; to enrich; as, to fatten land; to fatten fields with blood

    Etymology: [See Fat, v. t.]

  3. Fattenverb

    to grow fat or corpulent; to grow plump, thick, or fleshy; to be pampered

    Etymology: [See Fat, v. t.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fatten in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fatten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of fatten in a Sentence

  1. Paul Tabori, _The Natural Science of Stupidity_. (New York: ChiltonCompany, 1960), p. 104.:

    Modern war has decimated many a country; but it has always spawned millions of bureaucrats. They fatten on shortages and thrive on trouble. Peace can never offer such opportunities for exercising petty tyrannies, using red tape to regiment the individual and making life generally unpleasant.

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