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FAT'NESS, noun [from fat.]

1. The quality of being fat, plump, or full fed; corpulency; fullness of flesh.

Their eyes stand out with fatness Psalms 73:7.

2. Unctuous or greasy matter.

3. Unctuousness; sliminess; applied to earth:hence richness; fertility; fruitfulness.

God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine. Genesis 27:28.

4. That which gives fertility.

Thy paths drop fatness Psalms 65:11.

The clouds drop fatness

5. The privileges and pleasures of religion; abundant blessings.

Let your soul delight itself in fatness Isaiah 55:2.