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overindulge

[oh-ver-in-duhlj]
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verb (used with or without object), o·ver·in·dulged, o·ver·in·dulg·ing.
  1. to indulge to excess: to overindulge one's fondness for candy.

Origin of overindulge

First recorded in 1735–45; over- + indulge
Related formso·ver·in·dul·gence, nouno·ver·in·dul·gent, adjectiveo·ver·in·dul·gent·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for over-indulge

Historical Examples

  • Do not over-indulge in athletic or any other kind of exercise.

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  • If it is given only at long intervals they may over-indulge.


British Dictionary definitions for over-indulge

overindulge

verb
  1. to indulge (in something, esp food or drink) immoderately; binge
  2. (tr) to yield excessively to the wishes of; spoil
Derived Formsoverindulgence, nounoverindulgent, adjective
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Word Origin and History for over-indulge

v.

1741, from over- + indulge. Related: Over-indulged; over-indulging.

overindulge

v.

also over-indulge, 1821, from over (adv.) + indulge.

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