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fatten

fat·ten

fatten

 
 
pronunciation:
fae tn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fattened, fattening, fattens
definition 1: to make fat or overweight.
similar words:
fat
definition 2: to make rich or increase in wealth.
similar words:
fat
definition 3: to feed (animals) for slaughter.
similar words:
fat
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become plump or fat (often followed by up).
That pig fattened up nicely.
antonyms:
reduce, slim
similar words:
plump
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.