Meaning of morbidly obese in English:

morbidly obese


  • Very overweight in a way that relates to or is indicative of disease.

    ‘morbidly obese patients’
    • ‘On examination, the patient was found to be morbidly obese.’
    • ‘Right now you have to be morbidly obese, 100 pounds overweight, or have serious health problems to get this surgery.’
    • ‘For these reasons, people who are morbidly obese are candidates for surgical intervention.’
    • ‘Patients who are morbidly obese have difficulty breathing in a recumbent position.’
    • ‘Persons who are morbidly obese have higher chances developing problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and certain types of cancers.’
    • ‘There are probably about one million morbidly obese individuals in the country.’
    • ‘The number of morbidly obese men is rising sharply.’
    • ‘In his work as a physician, he often treats morbidly obese patients.’
    • ‘Injections of leptin have been used to help morbidly obese people with a deficiency of the hormone to lose weight.’
    • ‘For me to even move from morbidly obese to overweight, it would take me 2–3 years of perfect eating.’
    plump, stout, overweight, heavy, large, solid, chubby, portly, rotund, flabby, paunchy, pot-bellied, beer-bellied, dumpy, meaty, broad in the beam, of ample proportions, Falstaffian