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overindulge

[oh-ver-in-duhlj] /ˌoʊ vər ɪnˈdʌldʒ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), overindulged, overindulging.
1.
to indulge to excess:
to overindulge one's fondness for candy.
Origin of overindulge
1735-1745
1735-45; over- + indulge
Related forms
overindulgence, noun
overindulgent, adjective
overindulgently, adverb
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  • He was not overindulged; he had always the spur of effort to urge him forward.

    Nathan Hale Jean Christie Root
  • He told her of his overindulged boyhood, as the only child of a wealthy New York merchant.

    The Wild Olive Basil King
  • And he failed to curb his own immoderate thirst, but overindulged until, inert in the medicine lodge, he slept as heavily as they.

    South from Hudson Bay E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • Reuben—could Benjamin by chance have overindulged in liquor?

    Wilderness of Spring Edgar Pangborn
  • Perhaps he overindulged and spoiled the youngster of whom he was so fond.

    The One-Way Trail Ridgwell Cullum
  • What can an overindulged child know of the grand motives it takes a life-time to learn?

    The Girls at Mount Morris Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Encouragement, of course, is helpful, but it ought not to be overindulged.

    Principles of Teaching Adam S. Bennion
British Dictionary definitions for overindulged

overindulge

/ˌəʊvərɪnˈdʌldʒ/
verb
1.
to indulge (in something, esp food or drink) immoderately; binge
2.
(transitive) to yield excessively to the wishes of; spoil
Derived Forms
overindulgence, noun
overindulgent, adjective
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Word Origin and History for overindulged

overindulge

v.

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

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