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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. subject to or used in the process of finishing or fattening up for slaughter;
- Example: "a fattening hog"
- Example: "fattening pens"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Floating \Float"ing\, n. 1. (Weaving) Floating threads. See Floating threads, above. [1913 Webster] 2. The second coat of three-coat plastering. --Knight. [1913 Webster] 3. The process of rendering oysters and scallops plump by placing them in fresh or brackish water; -- called also fattening, plumping, and laying out. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Floating charge
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. [1913 Webster] 2. To make fertile and fruitful; to enrich; as, to fatten land; to fatten fields with blood. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fattening adj 1: subject to or used in the process of finishing or fattening up for slaughter; "a fattening hog"; "fattening pens"