[ oh-ver-feed ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈfid /

verb (used with or without object), o·ver·fed, o·ver·feed·ing.

to feed or eat to excess.

Origin of overfeed

First recorded in 1600–10; over- + feed
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Word Origin and History for overfeed



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

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Medicine definitions for overfeed


[ ō′vər-fēd ]


To feed or eat too often or too much.
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