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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.
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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.

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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
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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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