[ oh-ver-eyt ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈeɪt /
simple past tense of overeat.
Definition for overate (2 of 2)
[ oh-ver-eet ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈit /
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.
to eat more than is good for (oneself): The food was so tasty we overate ourselves.
Related formso·ver·eat·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overate
/ (əʊvərˈiːt) /
verb -eats, -eating, -ate or -eaten (intr)
to consume too much food
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Word Origin and History for overate
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Medicine definitions for overate
[ ō′vər-ēt′ ]
To eat to excess, especially habitually.
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