[ 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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OTHER WORDS FROM overindulgeo·ver·in·dul·gence, nouno·ver·in·dul·gent, adjectiveo·ver·in·dul·gent·ly, adverb
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How to use overindulge in a sentence
At first, it is easy to dismiss Bradlee as an overindulged and overprotected child of privilege.An Ordinary, Extraordinary Life|Barbara Kantrowitz|March 31, 2009|DAILY BEAST
And he failed to curb his own immoderate thirst, but overindulged until, inert in the medicine lodge, he slept as heavily as they.South from Hudson Bay|E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
What can an overindulged child know of the grand motives it takes a life-time to learn?The Girls at Mount Morris|Amanda Minnie Douglas
Reuben—could Benjamin by chance have overindulged in liquor?Wilderness of Spring|Edgar Pangborn
Perhaps he overindulged and spoiled the youngster of whom he was so fond.The One-Way Trail|Ridgwell Cullum
He told her of his overindulged boyhood, as the only child of a wealthy New York merchant.The Wild Olive|Basil King
British Dictionary definitions for overindulge
/ (ˌəʊvərɪnˈdʌldʒ) /
to indulge (in something, esp food or drink) immoderately; binge
(tr) to yield excessively to the wishes of; spoil
Derived forms of overindulgeoverindulgence, nounoverindulgent, adjective
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