[ oh-ver-feed ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈfid /

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

to feed or eat to excess.

Nearby words

  1. overfall,
  2. overfalls,
  3. overfamiliar,
  4. overfatigue,
  5. overfed,
  6. overfill,
  7. overfish,
  8. overflap,
  9. overflight,
  10. overflow

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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