Definition of weight gain in English:

weight gain

noun

  • [mass noun] An increase in body weight:

    ‘insulin can contribute to weight gain’
    [count noun] ‘the breed can achieve average daily weight gains of 1.35 kg’
    • ‘Two weeks earlier she had complained of increasing tiredness, constipation, dry skin, and weight gain.’
    • ‘Morbid obesity is the medical term for weight gain which is so excessive it puts the child's health at immediate risk.’
    • ‘High GI foods have been linked with an increased risk of weight gain, heart disease and diabetes.’
    • ‘Unless their diet is carefully controlled weight gain can be very rapid, leading to obesity, disease and even an early death.’
    • ‘They will also help scientists looking into the problem of increasing weight gain and obesity.’
    • ‘If taken regularly, it can help to control weight gain, by making your body less effective at storing fat.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, neither doctors nor patients have fully adopted the view that just limiting weight gain is success.’
    • ‘Others may have to contend with weight gain, facial hair and acne.’
    • ‘I guess the kebab and the eight bars of chocolate she later admitted to eating were also contributing factors to her weight gain.’
    • ‘But because of her weight gain, her doctor warned that her health would continue to deteriorate.’
    • ‘I'm glad I chose to stop smoking, and grateful I've successfully avoided too much weight gain.’
    • ‘During periods of rapid weight gain, skin stretches to accommodate increased body volume.’
    • ‘The authors say the increase could be linked to weight gain after the smokers quit, or a shift in body fat distribution.’
    • ‘This equates to about 9 months' growth and weight gain in an average child around this age.’
    • ‘Open any national newspaper and you will find her plastered all over the pages, largely on the grounds of her weight gain.’
    • ‘He often eats there after a match, which he feels could also contribute to his weight gain.’
    • ‘Scientists did not yet know whether the degree of obesity, or the age that weight gain occurs, made a difference to the risk.’
    • ‘She said such intolerances were being used as an excuse for weight gain, instead of cutting down on food and doing more exercise.’
    • ‘In the past the hospital dealt with only occasional cases among children of type two diabetes, which is associated with weight gain.’
    • ‘Unless lean muscle is built by exercise, weight gain means mostly more body fat.’