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

Origin of overfeed

First recorded in 1600–10; over- + feed

Words Nearby overfeed

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How to use overfeed in a sentence

  • Manure well; but remember that it is possible to overfeed the soil of a garden, so as to render it unproductive.

    Soil Culture | J. H. Walden
  • It is a much more serious risk to overfeed the baby than to underfeed him.

  • We have to be careful not to overfeed the guests, and yet we must be sure that they have enough to eat.

    Pond and Stream | Arthur Ransome
  • Don't overfeed Invalids.One of the greatest evils to be avoided by those who are nursing the sick is that of over-feeding.

  • Some of the Guardians privately hinted to the master that it was unnecessary to overfeed the infant.

    Ginx's Baby | Edward Jenkins