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overindulge

[oh-ver-in-duhlj] /ˌoʊ vər ɪnˈdʌldʒ/
verb (used with or without object), overindulged, overindulging.
1.
to indulge to excess:
to overindulge one's fondness for candy.
Origin of overindulge
1735-1745
1735-45; over- + indulge
Related forms
overindulgence, noun
overindulgent, adjective
overindulgently, adverb
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overindulge

/ˌəʊvərɪnˈdʌldʒ/
verb
1.
to indulge (in something, esp food or drink) immoderately; binge
2.
(transitive) to yield excessively to the wishes of; spoil
Derived Forms
overindulgence, noun
overindulgent, adjective
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Word Origin and History for overindulgent

overindulge

v.

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

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