verb (used with or without object), o·ver·in·dulged, o·ver·in·dulg·ing.

  1. to indulge to excess: to overindulge one’s fondness for candy.


  1. to indulge (in something, esp food or drink) immoderately; binge
  2. (tr) to yield excessively to the wishes of; spoil

n.also overindulgence, 1630s, from over- + indulgence. First attested in Donne. v.also over-indulge, 1821, from over (adv.) + indulge.

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