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[oh-ver-in-duhlj] /ˌoʊ vər ɪnˈdʌldʒ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), overindulged, overindulging.
to indulge to excess:
to overindulge one's fondness for candy.
Origin of overindulge
1735-45; over- + indulge
Related forms
overindulgence, noun
overindulgent, adjective
overindulgently, adverb Unabridged
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  • Some do nothing more sinful than overindulge at the famed buffets and expanding menu of upscale shops.
  • Far be it from me, dear readers, to encourage you to overindulge this holiday season.
  • Remember to stick to your healthy eating plan so you don't overindulge on things that will steer you off your path.
  • Eat a healthy meal before the party so that you don't overindulge.
  • So when older people overindulge, the dietary fat that doesn't get burned gets stored as body fat.
  • It allows you to sample something that you really want to have while also helping you avoid the temptation to overindulge.
  • It is easy to overindulge around the holidays, but excessive drinking will only make you feel more depressed.
  • Witnesses do not smoke, use illicit drugs or overindulge in alcohol.
British Dictionary definitions for overindulge


to indulge (in something, esp food or drink) immoderately; binge
(transitive) to yield excessively to the wishes of; spoil
Derived Forms
overindulgence, noun
overindulgent, adjective
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Word Origin and History for overindulge

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

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