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overate

[oh-ver-eyt] /ˌoʊ vərˈeɪt/
verb
1.
simple past tense of overeat.

overeat

[oh-ver-eet] /ˌoʊ vərˈit/
verb (used without object), overate, overeaten, overeating.
1.
to eat too much:
If you overeat, you're bound to get fat.
verb (used with object), overate, overeaten, overeating.
2.
to eat more than is good for (oneself):
The food was so tasty we overate ourselves.
Origin of overeat
1515-1525
1515-25; over- + eat
Related forms
overeater, noun
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Examples from the Web for overate
Historical Examples
  • They overate of artificial food that was made in great factories.

  • She is a little bit of a glutton is my Jane, and she overate herself at tea at the Singletons'.

    A Modern Tomboy L. T. Meade
British Dictionary definitions for overate

overeat

/əʊvərˈiːt/
verb (intransitive) -eats, -eating, -ate, -eaten
1.
to consume too much food
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Word Origin and History for overate

overeat

v.

"to eat too much," 1590s, from over- + eat (v.). Related: Overate; overeating. Old English had oferæt (n.) "gluttony; oferæte (adj.) "gluttonous."

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overate in Medicine

overeat o·ver·eat (ō'vər-ēt')
v. o·ver·ate (-āt'), o·ver·eat·en (-ēt'n), o·ver·eat·ing, o·ver·eats
To eat to excess, especially habitually.

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