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BAT'TEN, verb transitive bat'n. [See Fat.]

1. To fatten; to make fat; to make plump by plenteous feeding.

2. To fertilize or enrich land.

BAT'TEN, verb intransitive To grow or become fat; to live in luxury, or to grow fat in ease and luxury.

The pampered monarch battening in ease.

BAT'TEN, noun A piece of board or scantling, of a few inches in breadth, used in making doors and windows. It is not as broad as a panel.

BAT'TEN, verb transitive

To form with battens.