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 for fatten
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fatten \Fat"ten\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fattened; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Fattening.] [See Fat, v. t.]
     1. To make fat; to feed for slaughter; to make fleshy or
        plump with fat; to fill full; to fat.
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     2. To make fertile and fruitful; to enrich; as, to fatten
        land; to fatten fields with blood. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fatten \Fat"ten\, v. i.
     To grow fat or corpulent; to grow plump, thick, or fleshy; to
     be pampered.
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           And villains fatten with the brave man's labor.
                                                    --Otway.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fatten
      v 1: make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving
           child" [syn: fatten, fat, flesh out, fill out,
           plump, plump out, fatten out, fatten up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  112 Moby Thesaurus words for "fatten":
     acculturate, add to, advance, aggrandize, aliment, ameliorate,
     amend, amplify, augment, batten, become overweight, better, bloom,
     blossom, boom, boost, breast-feed, breed, bring forward, broaden,
     build, build up, civilize, culture, dress, dry-nurse, edify,
     educate, elevate, emend, engross, enhance, enlarge, enlighten,
     enrich, exalt, expand, extend, farm, fat, fatten up, favor,
     fecundify, feed, fertilize, fill out, flourish, flower, force-feed,
     forward, foster, fructify, gain weight, gather flesh, go straight,
     grow, grow fat, grow thick, hatch, hike, hike up, impregnate,
     improve, improve upon, incrassate, increase, inflate, inseminate,
     inspissate, jack up, jump up, keep, lactate, lard, lengthen, lift,
     make an improvement, manure, maximize, meliorate, mend, nourish,
     nurse, nurture, nutrify, parlay, pinguefy, plump, prolificate,
     promote, put on weight, put up, pyramid, raise, ranch, rear,
     refine upon, reform, run, socialize, straighten out, stuff, suckle,
     thick, thicken, thrive, transfigure, transform, up, upgrade,
     uplift, wet-nurse
  
  

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