Part of speech:
Any of a large number of oily compounds that are widely found in plant and animal tissues and serve mainly as a reserve source of energy. In mammals, fat, or adipose tissue , is deposited beneath the skin and around the internal organs, where it also protects and insulates against heat loss. Fat is a necessary, efficient source of energy. An ounce of fat contains more than twice as much stored energy as does an ounce of protein or carbohydrates and is digested more slowly, resulting in the sensation of satiety after eating. It also enhances the taste, aroma, and texture of food. Fats are made chiefly of triglycerides, each molecule of which contains three fatty acids. Dietary fat supplies humans with essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid and linolenic acid . Fat also regulates cholesterol metabolism and is a precursor of prostaglandins .
Having much flesh; fat; plump
Large enough to fire powerful shells:
Husky means sounding hoarse, or being heavy built.
Understanding and tolerant; liberal:
Extremely overweight, especially: weighing more than 20% (for men) or 25% (for women) over their ideal weight determined by height and build; or, having a body mass index over 30 kg/m2.
Above the normal, desirable, or allowed weight
Full and rounded in form; chubby
Having a round, stout body.
Firm; resolute; dauntless.
Having much weight; very heavy; ponderous
Without much flesh; very thin
Having little weight, strength, substance, or significance
Having little width in proportion to height or length; long and thin:
Containing or composed of fat:
Of or resembling swine or a pig:
Rounded and plump.
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