Definition of obesity in English:

obesity

noun

mass noun
  • The state of being grossly fat or overweight.

    ‘the problem of obesity among children’
    • ‘Combine poor diet with lack of exercise and you have a population with real problems of obesity and ill health.’
    • ‘Earlier it was seen as a sign of health and wealth, now obesity is a sign of poor health and poverty.’
    • ‘Unless we wake up to the problems caused by obesity, we're going to see soaring rates of this condition.’
    • ‘Rapidly increasing rates of obesity have disguised relatively small changes in weight.’
    • ‘New statistics on childhood obesity prove this is caused by a decline in outside play and walking to school.’
    plumpness, stoutness, heaviness, largeness, chubbiness, portliness, rotundity, flabbiness, paunchiness, dumpiness, meatiness
    fatness, corpulence, stoutness, fleshiness, heaviness, plumpness, portliness, chubbiness, rotundity, bulkiness, flabbiness, grossness
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Pronunciation

obesity

/ə(ʊ)ˈbiːsɪti/