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Animal HusbandryPlay
Usually relates to preparing animals for market by feeding them well. SlideChicken farmers often fatten their birds before the holiday season.
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Can imply a gradual process over time rather than an immediate change. SlideIt took months to fatten the calf with the specially formulated feed.
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Literary UsePlay
Sometimes used metaphorically in literature to imply prosperity or excessive indulgence. SlideThe novel depicted the city as a place where people went to fatten on wealth.