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.

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 overindulgent

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 overindulgent

overindulge


v.

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

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