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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Monday 22nd January 2018
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adipose (adjective and noun) AD-i-poze

Fatty; fat.

Their complexion is sallow and pallid - with a peculiar flatness of feature, caused by the want of a proper quantity of adipose substance to cushion out the cheeks.

P. Gaskell, The Manufacturing Population of England. Amazon

Fit as a fiddle only he has a lot of adipose tissue concealed about his person.

James Joyce, Ulysses. Amazon

Fiscally prudent pastimes all, especially when I was also planning to recoup the chocolate outlay by becoming the subject of a Channel 5 documentary when the accumulated adipose reached my ears and started to fill up all the holes in my face.

Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, 1 July 2005. Guardian

The bullet had not struck any major organs, arteries or veins, and had come to rest in adipose tissue on the left side of the president's back, just below the pancreas.

Amanda Schaffer, The New York Times, 25 July 2006.
New York Times

The discovery of the function of the adipose gene could lead to the development of new treatments to fight obesity.

Nic Fleming, Telegraph, 5 September 2007. Telegraph

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