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Oxford dictionary definition of the word fat:
1 [mass noun] a natural oily substance occurring in animal bodies, especially when deposited as a layer under the skin or around certain organs:
whales and seals insulate themselves with layers of fat
a fatty substance made from animal or plant products, used in cooking:
a diet high in animal fats
the presence of excess fat in a person or animal:
he was a tall man, running to fat
2 Chemistry any of a group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids, which are solid at room temperature and are the main constituents of animal and vegetable fat:
some 40 per cent of our daily calories are derived from dietary fats
Compare with oil.
adjective (fatter, fattest)
1(of a person or animal) having a large amount of excess flesh:
the driver was a fat wheezing man
(of an animal bred for food) made plump for slaughter.
containing much fat:
(of coal) containing a high proportion of volatile oils.
2large in bulk or circumference:
a fat cigarette
informal (especially in the context of financial reward) substantial:
a fat profit
a fat cheque
informal used ironically to express the belief that something is unlikely or does not exist:
fat chance she had of influencing Guy’s decisions
verb (fats, fatting, fatted)
make or become fat:
(as adjective fatted)
a fatted duck