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FAT'TEN, verb transitive fat'n.

1. To make fat; to feed for slaughter; to make fleshy, or plump with fat.

2. To make fertile and fruitful; to enrich; as, to fatten land; to fatten fields with blood.

3. To feed grossly; to fill.

FAT'TEN, verb intransitive fat'n. to grow fat or corpulent; to grow plump, thick or fleshy; to be pampered.

And villains fatten with the brave man's labor.

Tigers and wolves shall in the ocean breed.

The whale and dolphin fatten on the mead.