• (British) IPA: /ˈæd.ɪ.pəʊs/, /ˈæd.ɪ.pəʊz/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæd.ɪ.poʊs/


  1. Containing, composed of, or consisting of fat; fatty.
    • 2003, Dr. Andrew Packard, The Packard Weight Health Plan
      They will attack the problem specifically at key sites in the brain, digestive system, and adipose organs.
  2. Slightly overweight; chubby.
    • 2012, Ruth Petrie, "Not So Lovely in the Garden", Notes from the Garden
      This was a statue of a slightly adipose child in a bath hat with its nappy round its ankles.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • Russian: упи́танный

adipose (uncountable)

  1. Animal fat stored in the tissue of the body.
    • 2007, Giamila Fantuzzi, ‎Theodore Mazzone (editors), Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease, page xii
      As reviewed in this volume, adipose function is mechanistically linked to diseases such as arthritis, asthma, and inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Russian: живо́тный жир
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