Pronunciation: (fat'n), [key]
1. to make fat.
2. to feed (animals) abundantly before slaughter.
3. to enrich: to fatten the soil; to fatten one's pocketbook.
a. Poker.to increase the number of chips in (a pot).
b. Pinochle.to play a card that scores high on (a trick) expected to be taken by a partner.
to grow fat.
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