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overindulge

[ oh-ver-in-duhlj ]
/ ˌoʊ vər ɪnˈdʌldʒ /
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verb (used with or without object), o·ver·in·dulged, o·ver·in·dulg·ing.

to indulge to excess: to overindulge one's fondness for candy.

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Origin of overindulge

First recorded in 1735–45; over- + indulge

OTHER WORDS FROM overindulge

o·ver·in·dul·gence, nouno·ver·in·dul·gent, adjectiveo·ver·in·dul·gent·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for overindulge

  • There’s even considerable variation for disgust within a lifetime, as we can develop a taste for bloody, organ-spilling horror films as well as revulsions to odors of liquors we formerly enjoyed but once overindulged in.

  • So while sugars are increasingly being used to help treat things like cancer, you may want to think twice before overindulging.

    Do You Remember?|Sean Culligan|April 13, 2021|Ozy
  • That level of sweetness could seem saccharine, and perhaps it is — especially if people overindulge, as people tend to do.

    15 Things to Know About Sugar|Sean Culligan|April 6, 2021|Ozy

British Dictionary definitions for overindulge

overindulge
/ (ˌəʊvərɪnˈdʌldʒ) /

verb

to indulge (in something, esp food or drink) immoderately; binge
(tr) to yield excessively to the wishes of; spoil

Derived forms of overindulge

overindulgence, nounoverindulgent, adjective
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