fat - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a soft white substance stored in a layer under your skin
    1. a.
      areas of your body where you have a lot of this substance

      rolls of fat around his waist

  2. 2
    [uncountable] a soft white substance on meat

    Trim the fat off the meat before cooking it.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] oil found in food

    Reduce the amount of fat in your diet.

    1. a.
      oil in solid or liquid form that is obtained from plants or animals and used in cooking

      Fry the meat in a small amount of fat.

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