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1    any of a class of naturally occurring soft greasy solids that are esters of glycerol and certain fatty acids. They are present in some plants and in the adipose tissue of animals, forming a reserve energy source, and are used in making soap and paint and in the food industry  
   See also       oil       1  
2    vegetable or animal tissue containing fat  
   Related adjs       adipose       lipoid       stearic  
3    corpulence, obesity, or plumpness  
4    the best or richest part of something  
5    a part in a play that gives an actor a good opportunity to show his talents  
6    chew the fat  
a    to argue over a point  
b    to talk idly; gossip  
7    the fat is in the fire   an irrevocable action has been taken, esp. one from which dire consequences are expected  
8    the fat of the land   the best that is obtainable  
      adj   , fatter, fattest  
9    having much or too much flesh or fat  
10    consisting of or containing fat; greasy  
fat pork     
11    profitable; lucrative  
a fat year     
12    affording great opportunities  
a fat part in the play     
13    fertile or productive  
a fat land     
14    thick, broad, or extended  
a fat log of wood     
15    having a high content of a particular material or ingredient, such as resin in wood or oil in paint  
16    plentifully supplied  
a fat larder     
17    Slang   empty; stupid  
get this into your fat head     
18    Slang   very little or none; minimal (in phrases such as a fat chance, a fat lot of good, etc.)  
      vb   , fats, fatting, fatted  
19    to make or become fat; fatten  
     (Old English fætt, past participle of fætan to cram; related to Old Norse feita, Old High German feizen to fatten; compare Gothic fetjan to adorn)  
  fatless      adj  
  fatlike      adj  
  fatly      adv  
  fatness      n  
  fattish      adj  

brown fat  
      n   tissue composed of a type of fat cell that dissipates as heat most of the energy released when food is oxidized; brown adipose tissue. It is present in hibernating animals and human babies and is thought to be important in adult weight control  
fat body  
      n     (Zoology)  
1    a mass of fatty tissue in insects, used as an energy source during hibernation and metamorphosis  
2    a similar tissue mass in amphibians and reptiles  
fat cat  
a    a very wealthy or influential person  
b    (as modifier)  
a fat-cat industrialist     
fat hen  
      n   a common plant, Chenopodium album, with small green flowers and whitish scales on the stem and leaves: family Chenopodiaceae (chenopods),   (Also called (U.S.))    pigweed, lambs-quarters  
fat lamb  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z)   a lamb bred for its tender meat, esp. for export trade  
fat mouse  
      n   any nocturnal African mouse of the genus Steatomys, of dry regions: eaten as a delicacy by Africans because of their high fat content: family Muridae  
      adj   soluble in nonpolar substances, such as ether, chloroform, and oils. Fat-soluble compounds are often insoluble in water  
fat stock  
      n   livestock fattened and ready for market  
leaf fat  
      n   the dense fat that accumulates in layers around the kidneys of certain animals, esp. pigs  
marrow fat   , marrow pea  
1    any of several varieties of pea plant that have large seeds  
2    the seed of such a plant  
puppy fat  
      n   fatty tissue that develops in childhood or adolescence and usually disappears by maturity  
wool fat   , grease  
      n      another name for       lanolin  
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1    beefy     (informal)   broad in the beam     (informal)   corpulent, elephantine, fleshy, gross, heavy, obese, overweight, plump, podgy, portly, roly-poly, rotund, solid, stout, tubby  
2    adipose, fatty, greasy, lipid, oily, oleaginous, suety  
3    affluent, cushy     (slang)   fertile, flourishing, fruitful, jammy     (Brit. slang)   lucrative, lush, productive, profitable, prosperous, remunerative, rich, thriving  
4    adipose tissue, beef     (informal)   blubber, bulk, cellulite, corpulence, fatness, flab, flesh, obesity, overweight, paunch, weight problem  
1    angular, bony, empty, gaunt, lank, lean, scrawny, skinny, slender, slight, slim, spare, thin  
2    lean  
3    barren, poor, scanty, scarce, unproductive, unprofitable, unrewarding  

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FAT abbr. acron.
File Allocation Table

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