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verb (used with or without object), o·ver·fed, o·ver·feed·ing.
  1. to feed or eat to excess.
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Origin of overfeed

First recorded in 1600–10; over- + feed
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  • He used to say that the bourgeoisie, the smug, overfed lot, had killed them.

    A Set of Six

    Joseph Conrad

  • They were not overfed; I never saw youngsters so much let alone.

    A Bird-Lover in the West

    Olive Thorne Miller

  • He was not as tall as Broom, and he looked soft and overfed.


    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • I am glad you are not one of your gross, overfed men, Deucalion.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • Not only baffled in his search, but lost, like an overfed Gorgio, on the moor.


    G. J. Whyte-Melville

Word Origin and History for overfed


1570s, from over- + fed (adj.).

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also over-feed, c.1600, from over- + feed (v.). Related: overfed; overfeeding.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

overfed in Medicine


  1. To feed or eat too often or too much.
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