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globesity
 n.— «Brain circuits involved in drug addiction are also activated by the desire for food, say researchers this week, claiming that the mere display of food—the smelling and tasting of favourite foods without actually eating them—causes increases in metabolism throughout the brain. An event that could contribute to the ‘globesity’ epidemic, they add. » —“Food images ‘switch on’ the brain” Food Production Daily Apr. 20, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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