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overfeed

[oh-ver-feed] /ˌoʊ vərˈfid/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), overfed, overfeeding.
1.
to feed or eat to excess.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; over- + feed
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Examples from the web for overfeed
  • There are two general types of systems- underfeed and overfeed.
  • It generally is better to underfeed fish than to overfeed them.
  • Never feed overfeed and any uneaten feed must be quickly removed, if any.
Word Origin and History for overfeed
v.

also over-feed, c.1600, from over- + feed (v.). Related: overfed; overfeeding.

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overfeed in Medicine

overfeed o·ver·feed (ō'vər-fēd')
v. o·ver·fed (-fěd'), o·ver·feed·ing, o·ver·feeds
To feed or eat too often or too much.

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