verb (used without object), o·ver·ate, o·ver·eat·en, o·ver·eat·ing.
- to eat too much: If you overeat, you're bound to get fat.
verb (used with object), o·ver·ate, o·ver·eat·en, o·ver·eat·ing.Related formso·ver·eat·er, noun
- to eat more than is good for (oneself): The food was so tasty we overate ourselves.
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Examples from the Web for overate
They overate of artificial food that was made in great factories.
She is a little bit of a glutton is my Jane, and she overate herself at tea at the Singletons'.
British Dictionary definitions for overate
verb -eats, -eating, -ate or -eaten (intr)
- to consume too much food
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Word Origin and History for overate
"to eat too much," 1590s, from over- + eat (v.). Related: Overate; overeating. Old English had oferæt (n.) "gluttony; oferæte (adj.) "gluttonous."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To eat to excess, especially habitually.
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