ETYM Latin obesitas: cf.French obésité.
Condition of being overweight (generally, 20% or more above the desirable weight for one's sex, build, and height). Obesity increases susceptibility to disease, strains the vital organs, and reduces life expectancy; it is usually remedied by controlled weight loss, healthy diet and exercise.
One third of all people in the us were found to be obese in a 1994 study (an increase on the 1960–80 figure of one fourth).
The state or quality of being obese.
Gojaznost, nagomilavanje masti u potkožnom tkivu (lat.)