overindulge

[oh-ver-in-duhlj]
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verb (used with or without object), o·ver·in·dulged, o·ver·in·dulg·ing.
  1. 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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  • You are seldom unreasonable, although we may have been overindulgent.

    Brenda's Ward

    Helen Leah Reed


British Dictionary definitions for overindulgent

overindulge

verb
  1. to indulge (in something, esp food or drink) immoderately; binge
  2. (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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