IPA: oʊbˈis


  • A person who is obese.


  • Extremely overweight, especially: weighing more than 20% (for men) or 25% (for women) over their conventionally ideal weight determined by height and build; or, having a body mass index over 30 kg/m².

Examples of "obese" in Sentences

  • Most people in the world are not obese.
  • Fatso is the obese and least intelligent of the three.
  • A panniculus complicates surgery of the morbidly obese.
  • "I was just shocked to hear the word obese related to me."
  • Doctors who use the word "obese" in their notes may risk alienating patients.
  • The obese male in the obesity article is a lot more straightforward and honest.
  • And if a child is obese by the age of thirteen, he or she is likely to remain obese for life.
  • Last year, she suggested doctors start bluntly telling their patients they were "fat" because it would have more "impact" than the word obese.
  • The UK is on course to be the most obese nation in Europe by 2050 with 60\% of men and 50\% of women classed as obese* and surgical weight loss controls are becoming evermore popular.
  • These results suggest that symptoms of ADHD are more common in obese individuals (irrespective of BED status) and that the D3 receptor may play a role in the manifestation of the hyperactive/impulsive symptoms of ADHD.
  • These studies show that compromised oocyte and early embryo mitochondrial metabolism, resulting from excessive nutrient exposure prior to and during conception, may underlie poor reproductive outcomes frequently reported in obese women.

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