Fattening vs Growth - What's the difference?

fattening | growth |


As nouns the difference between fattening and growth

is that fattening is the act of making something fatter, particularly in reference or allusion to livestock while growth is an increase in size, number, value, or strength.

As an adjective fattening

is that causes weight gain; often of high calorie food with relatively little nutritive value.

As a verb fattening

is .

fattening

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • That causes weight gain; often of high calorie food with relatively little nutritive value.
  • I'd really love to lose weight, the trouble is, tasty deserts with stuff like whipped cream are so fattening .

    Antonyms

    * slimming

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of making something fatter, particularly in reference or allusion to livestock
  • The act of eating a lot of food, thereby getting fatter
  • Verb

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  • growth

    English

    (wikipedia growth)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An increase in size, number, value, or strength.
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  • (biology) The act of growing, getting bigger or higher.
  • (biology) Something that grows or has grown.
  • (pathology) An abnormal mass such as a tumor.
  • Synonyms

    * (increase in size) enlargement, expansion, increase, increment * (act of growing) development, maturation * (something that grows or has grown) vegetation * outgrowth, cancer, mass

    Antonyms

    * (increase in size) contraction, decrease, decrement, reduction * (act of growing) nondevelopment

    Derived terms

    * growth spurt * growth stock * overgrowth * undergrowth

    Hyponyms

    * tumor