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fatten

fat·ten

fatten

 
 
pronunciation:
fae tn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: fattened, fattening, fattens
definition 1: to make fat.
The farmer fattens his animals with corn.
definition 2: to become plump or fat.
The bear fattened on berries before the long winter.
antonyms:
slim
derivation: fattener (n.)
Word Parts
The word fatten contains the following part:
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
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The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.