Definition of fattening in English:



  • (of a food) causing an increase in the weight of someone who eats it.

    • ‘They're not ‘lured’ in for the playgrounds or happy meals or toys, they are lured in by their desire to eat very fattening and unhealthy food several times a week.’
    • ‘That was one thing that Angel loved about Summer, she always ate such fattening foods, but always had such a slender body.’
    • ‘This year, why not shake things up by serving pumpkin that's not surrounded by a fatty, fattening crust?’
    • ‘Currently, police spend much of the time on a stakeout engaged in idle conversation, eating fattening foods and dozing off.’
    • ‘Go through your kitchen and, in the box, place all the fattening foods you're rarely able to resist.’
    • ‘When I think of a fattening food, lasagna is one of the first that comes to mind.’
    • ‘They hold you hostage and feed you horrible fattening food you would never eat anywhere else.’
    • ‘Experts say if people fill up on healthy foods recommended in the food pyramid, there will be less room for the fattening junk food that helps pack on the pounds.’
    • ‘I suppose there's a kind of vicarious fantasy in watching someone else eat huge amounts of fattening foods in order to gain 30 pounds and win a contest.’
    • ‘Everyone else would get to go home and spend time with their families and eat lots of fattening food.’
    • ‘Instead, have a smaller portion of fattening foods.’
    • ‘Figuring out which foods are fattening is a popular subject in obesity research.’
    • ‘The issue is that highly sugared foods tend not to have a lot of healthy nutrients and are often made with fattening butter and cream.’
    • ‘Because I associated my favorite dishes with love and family in the past, I'm now learning to appreciate the people I care most about - without all the fattening food that has always come with them.’
    • ‘It's hard to find seriously fattening Japanese food.’
    • ‘Which is the most fattening of these holiday foods?’
    • ‘And he was always raised on fried food and southern food, and it was very fattening.’
    • ‘Along with larger portions of more fattening food, Americans have become increasingly sedentary over the last couple of decades.’
    • ‘The next step will be to pass out the highly fattening snack foods that everyone will claim they can't possibly eat.’
    • ‘We can improve our physical health by taking more exercise and watching what we eat - more fruit and vegetables each day will be healthier and less fattening than fried foods and rich puddings!’
    expansion, growth, increase in size, extension, amplification, augmentation, topping up, building up, addition, supplementing
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