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Meaning of FATTEN

Pronunciation:  'fatn

WordNet Dictionary
[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
  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.
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