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synonyms for fatten

  • augment
  • broaden
  • build up
  • swell
  • bloat
  • coarsen
  • cram
  • distend
  • expand
  • feed
  • fill
  • increase
  • overfeed
  • plump
  • spread
  • stuff
  • thicken
  • thrive
  • wax
  • gain weight
  • put flesh on
  • put on weight
  • round out
See also synonyms for: fattening
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antonyms for fatten

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  • decrease
  • contract
  • deflate
  • deplete
  • lose
  • shrink
  • thin
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The big bet of One Medical and companies like it is that greater spending on primary care will fatten their bottom lines while reducing overall health costs for their clients.
CAN A SUBSCRIPTION MODEL FIX PRIMARY CARE IN THE U.S.?BERNARD J. WOLFSONJUNE 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
All told, the upgrades have cut the building’s energy usage by about 40%, saved its owners more than $4 million every year and played a part in attracting high-value tenants that have fattened the building’s bottom line.
THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING'S GREEN RETROFIT WAS A SUCCESS. WILL OTHER BUILDINGS FOLLOW SUIT?ALEJANDRO DE LA GARZAMAY 10, 2021TIME
So long as the tax cuts kept flowing, the only “speech” that corporations engaged in came from their wallets, which in turn were fattened by those tax cuts.
REPUBLICANS ARE LEARNING THAT THERE’S MORE TO CAPITALISM THAN TAX CUTSCATHERINE RAMPELLAPRIL 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Those early programs fostered hunting opportunities, but raising birds in covered pens where they were safe from predation and fattened up on easy, rich food sources didn’t exactly produce good fliers.
HOW NON-NATIVE PHEASANTS PROTECT AMERICAN BIODIVERSITYWES SILERAPRIL 1, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Past thirty all men begin to dry up or fatten, and he was certainly a lean person.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
There is no more depraved class of people in the world than those human vultures who fatten on the shame of innocent young girls.
FIGHTING THE TRAFFIC IN YOUNG GIRLSVARIOUS
He also observed the disposition to fatten in individuals, and used only such as were conspicuous in this respect.
DOMESTIC ANIMALSRICHARD L. ALLEN
I would deplete the government—forage, as it were, on the enemy—thereby to fatten my purse.
THE ONLOOKER, VOLUME 1, PART 2VARIOUS
Why that wordIs rich in promise, in the action bankrupt.What faculty of mine, save dream-fed pride,Can these things fatten?
THE SAINT'S TRAGEDYCHARLES KINGSLEY
The corn is generally bought for hog feed and as these animals quickly fatten upon it, it is profitable.
OCEAN TO OCEAN ON HORSEBACKWILLARD GLAZIER
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WORDS RELATED TO FATTEN

  • augment
  • breadthen
  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • fatten
  • grow
  • increase
  • open up
  • ream
  • spread
  • stretch
  • swell
  • widen
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