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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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  • It makes me quite miserable to see how you waste your money in the gaming houses, and ruin your health by overindulgence in wine.

  • But meanwhile his will, too, has suffered from overindulgence.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • The danger is in overindulgence and indigestion resulting in spiritual invalidism.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty Charles A. Murdock
  • Second, those who by overindulgence in marital relations, or by dissipation with women, have ruined their forces.

  • All know the delirium produced by overindulgence in liquor, and the hallucinations that accompany fever.

    Mind and Body William Walker Atkinson
British Dictionary definitions for overindulgence

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 overindulgence

overindulge

v.

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

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