verb over·eat \ˌō-vər-ˈēt\

: to eat more than is needed or more than is healthy : to eat too much

over·ate \-ˈāt\ over·eat·en \-ˈē-tən\ over·eat·ing

Full Definition of OVEREAT

intransitive verb
:  to eat to excess
over·eat·er \ˌō-vər-ˈē-tər, ˈō-vər-ˌ\ noun

Examples of OVEREAT

  1. When I'm tired or stressed, I tend to overeat.
  2. <because he watches his diet for most of the year, he feels free to overeat during the holidays>

First Known Use of OVEREAT


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OVERATE Defined for Kids


verb over·eat \ˌō-vər-ˈēt\
over·ate \-ˈāt\over·eat·en \-ˈē-tən\over·eat·ing

Definition of OVEREAT for Kids

:  to eat too much
over·eat·er \ˌō-vər-ˈē-tər\ noun
Medical Dictionary


intransitive verb over·eat \ˌō-və-ˈrēt\
over·ate \-ˈrāt\ over·eat·en \-ˈrēt-ən\ over·eat·ing

Medical Definition of OVEREAT

:  to eat to excess
over·eat·er noun


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