overindulge

[ oh-ver-in-duhlj ]
/ ˌoʊ vər ɪnˈdʌldʒ /

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.

Nearby words

  1. overheated,
  2. overhit,
  3. overhung,
  4. overhydrate,
  5. overijssel,
  6. overissue,
  7. overjet,
  8. overjoy,
  9. overjoyed,
  10. overkill

Origin of overindulge

First recorded in 1735–45; over- + indulge

Related formso·ver·in·dul·gence, nouno·ver·in·dul·gent, adjectiveo·ver·in·dul·gent·ly, adverb

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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 Formsoverindulgence, nounoverindulgent, adjective

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Word Origin and History for overindulge

overindulge

v.

also over-indulge, 1821, from over (adv.) + indulge.

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