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Meaning of FATTEN

Pronunciation:  'fatn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving child"
 

FATTEN is a 6 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: fat, fatten out, fatten up, fill out, flesh out, plump, plump out
 
 See Also: alter, change, feed, give

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Fat"ten\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fattened}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Fattining}.] [See {Fat}, v. t.]
    1. To make fat; to feed for slaughter; to make fleshy or
       plump with fat; to fill full; to fat.
    
    2. To make fertile and fruitful; to enrich; as, to fatten
       land; to fatten fields with blood. --Dryden.
    
    
  2. \Fat"ten\, v. i.
    To grow fat or corpulent; to grow plump, thick, or fleshy; to
    be pampered.
    
          And villains fatten with the brave man's labor.
                                                   --Otway.
    
    
 
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