To fatten something is to make it grow larger. You might fatten a chicken by feeding it a lot of food.

  • The cattle are being fattened up before they are slaughtered.

  • The dog was fattened up before it was given to the orphanage.

Definition of fatten


make fat or plump


fat, fatten out, fatten up, fill out, flesh out, plump, plump out

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Example Sentences for fatten

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    The corns continued to grow and fatten.

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    They try to fatten the chickens up.

  • 3

    How can I fatten the article

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    Can someone fatten the article using this review

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    Do you know how fattening the cakes are

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    Fatten liver condition does not appear to be of this kind.

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    They are then interned in offshore pens where they are fattened for the market.

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    The young grow quickly, and mature animals fatten well.

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    Fries are so fattening that I can't eat all of them.

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    I didn't want to fatten the film's portrayal into being meticulous and boring.