overate

[ oh-ver-eyt ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈeɪt /

verb

simple past tense of overeat.

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overeat
[ 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.

Origin of overeat

First recorded in 1515–25; over- + eat

OTHER WORDS FROM overeat

o·ver·eat·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for overate

  • She is a little bit of a glutton is my Jane, and she overate herself at tea at the Singletons'.

    A Modern Tomboy|L. T. Meade
  • They overate of artificial food that was made in great factories.

British Dictionary definitions for overate

overeat
/ (əʊvərˈiːt) /

verb -eats, -eating, -ate or -eaten (intr)

to consume too much food
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Medical definitions for overate

overeat
[ ō′vər-ēt ]

v.

To eat to excess, especially habitually.
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