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English noun: blubber

1. blubber (substance) an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil

Broader (hypernym)animal oil

2. blubber (attribute) excess bodily weight

SamplesShe disliked fatness in herself as well as in others.

Synonymsavoirdupois, fat, fatness

Broader (hypernym)bodily property

Narrower (hyponym)abdominousness, adiposeness, adiposity, corpulency, fattiness, fleshiness, greasiness, obesity, oiliness, oleaginousness, paunchiness, steatopygia

Antonymsleanness, spareness, thinness

English verb: blubber

1. blubber (body) cry or whine with snuffling

SamplesStop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!.

ExamplesSam and Sue blubber

Synonymsblub, sniffle, snivel, snuffle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)cry, weep

2. blubber (communication) utter while crying

Synonymsblubber out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

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