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trans fatnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈtrænz.fæt/ (also trans-fatty acid)
a ​type of ​fat that is ​produced by hydrogenation (= when ​vegetableoil is made into ​solidfat) and is used in margarine, ​friedfoods, etc.: An ​excess of ​trans fats in the ​diet can ​cause high ​cholesterollevels.
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