fatten

fatten
Synonyms and related words:
acculturate, add to, advance, aggrandize, aliment, ameliorate, amend, amplify, augment, batten, become overweight, better, bloom, blossom, boom, boost, breast-feed, breed, bring forward, broaden, build, build up, civilize, culture, dress, dry-nurse, edify, educate, elevate, emend, engross, enhance, enlarge, enlighten, enrich, exalt, expand, extend, farm, fat, fatten up, favor, fecundify, feed, fertilize, fill out, flourish, flower, force-feed, forward, foster, fructify, gain weight, gather flesh, go straight, grow, grow fat, grow thick, hatch, hike, hike up, impregnate, improve, improve upon, incrassate, increase, inflate, inseminate, inspissate, jack up, jump up, keep, lactate, lard, lengthen, lift, make an improvement, manure, maximize, meliorate, mend, nourish, nurse, nurture, nutrify, parlay, pinguefy, plump, prolificate, promote, put on weight, put up, pyramid, raise, ranch, rear, refine upon, reform, run, socialize, straighten out, stuff, suckle, thick, thicken, thrive, transfigure, transform, up, upgrade, uplift, wet-nurse

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  • Fatten — Fat ten, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fattened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fattening}.] [See {Fat}, v. t.] 1. To make fat; to feed for slaughter; to make fleshy or plump with fat; to fill full; to fat. [1913 Webster] 2. To make fertile and fruitful; to enrich; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fatten — Fat ten, v. i. To grow fat or corpulent; to grow plump, thick, or fleshy; to be pampered. [1913 Webster] And villains fatten with the brave man s labor. Otway. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fatten — 1550s, from FAT (Cf. fat) + EN (Cf. en) (1). Related: Fattened. The earlier verb was simply fat (O.E. fættian to become fat, fatten ); e.g. fatted calf …   Etymology dictionary

  • fatten — index enlarge, expand, inflate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fatten — [v] grow or make bigger; nourish augment, bloat, broaden, build up, coarsen, cram, distend, expand, feed, fill, gain weight, increase, overfeed, plump, put flesh on*, put on weight, round out, spread, stuff, swell, thicken, thrive, wax; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • fatten — ► VERB ▪ make or become fat or fatter …   English terms dictionary

  • fatten — [fat′ n] vt. 1. to make fat, or plump, as by feeding; specif., to make (cattle, etc.) fat for slaughter 2. to make (land) fertile 3. to make richer, fuller, etc. vi. to become fat fattener n …   English World dictionary

  • fatten — [[t]fæ̱t(ə)n[/t]] fattens, fattening, fattened 1) V ERG If an animal is fattened, or if it fattens, it becomes fatter as a result of eating more. [be V ed] The cattle are being fattened for slaughter... The creature continued to grow and fatten.… …   English dictionary

  • fatten up — verb make fat or plump We will plump out that poor starving child • Syn: ↑fatten, ↑fat, ↑flesh out, ↑fill out, ↑plump, ↑plump out, ↑fatten out …   Useful english dictionary

  • fatten — fat|ten [ˈfætn] v 1.) [I and T] to make an animal become fatter so that it is ready to eat, or to become fat and ready to eat 2.) [T] to make an amount larger ▪ These projects simply serve to fatten the pockets of developers. fatten up [fatten… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fatten up — PHRASAL VERB To fatten up an animal or person means to make them fatter, by forcing or encouraging them to eat more food. → See also fatten 2) [V P n (not pron)] They fattened up ducks and geese... [V n P] You re too skinny we ll have to fatten… …   English dictionary

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