Definition of fattening in English:

fattening

adjective

  • (of a foodstuff) liable to make a person overweight.

    • ‘According to this story from CNN.com, the new salad can be more fattening than the burgers!’
    • ‘The article speaks of ‘alcohol’ being fattening.’
    • ‘But it is on the question of buns that he becomes most hot and cross, arguing that councillors' reliance on fattening chocolate biscuits is a potential health hazard.’
    • ‘This North African courgette salad is a healthy alternative to hummus, using far less olive oil and missing out fattening tahini paste.’
    • ‘Although it hardly sounds appealing, the steak, Guinness and mushroom pie is very tasty, very filling and very fattening.’
    • ‘Fortunately our nice IT people made us a very fattening cake to welcome us to our new office.’
    • ‘But hey, I'm sure it was less fattening than the jam doughnut milkshake I could have had.’
    • ‘I read in the magazine that what makes bread fattening is the topping you put on it.’
    • ‘The North Indian liking for all things fat and fattening is well-known.’
    • ‘That's largely due to making convenient but fattening diet choices.’
    • ‘I became vegetarian at about the age of 12, mostly because I found the idea of eating animals repulsive, but also to get me out of potentially fattening family and school dinners.’
    • ‘He describes insulin as ‘the fattening hormone’.’
    • ‘But others drink it as a less fattening alternative to cow's milk.’
    • ‘Therefore carbohydrates themselves really are not fattening.’
    • ‘In fact you'd be likely to save money - no expensive fattening meals out, fewer bottles of wine and beer consumed, and as for chocolate…?’
    • ‘If I couldn't afford to spend as much money as I do, but also couldn't/didn't want to cook, I wouldn't really be able to avoid the really fattening stuff.’
    • ‘In practical terms, it is only the protein element of a fattening ration that is relevant; and the main ingredients we use in the UK are maize gluten and soya.’
    • ‘For example, beer with chips or nuts is a fattening combination.’
    • ‘On offer are generous helpings of bacon, ham and other greasy, fattening fare - all the staples associated with traditional Anglo-American cuisine.’
    • ‘Potatoes are actually no more fattening than apples - it's how they're cooked and served that makes them fattening.’
    expansion, growth, increase in size, extension, amplification, augmentation, topping up, building up, addition, supplementing
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Pronunciation:

fattening

/ˈfat(ə)nɪŋ/