Fatness Fat"ness, n. 1. The quality or state of being fat, plump, or full-fed; corpulency; fullness of flesh. [1913 Webster]

Their eyes stand out with fatness. --Ps. lxxiii. 7. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence; Richness; fertility; fruitfulness. [1913 Webster]

Rich in the fatness of her plenteous soil. --Rowe. [1913 Webster]

3. That which makes fat or fertile. [1913 Webster]

The clouds drop fatness. --Philips. [1913 Webster]

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