overeat

verb

over·​eat ˌō-vər-ˈēt How to pronounce overeat (audio)
overate ˌō-vər-ˈāt How to pronounce overeat (audio) ; overeaten ˌō-vər-ˈē-tᵊn How to pronounce overeat (audio) ; overeating

intransitive verb

: to eat to excess
overeater
ˌō-vər-ˈē-tər How to pronounce overeat (audio)
ˈō-vər-ˌē-tər
noun

Examples of overeat in a Sentence

When I'm tired or stressed, I tend to overeat. because he watches his diet for most of the year, he feels free to overeat during the holidays
Recent Examples on the Web Overeating or sluggish bowel movements When someone overeats, the digestive system is tasked with handling a larger amount of food than it’s accustomed to processing. Erica Lamberg, Fox News, 8 Feb. 2024 Sleep and diet: Stress causes many people to overeat unhealthy foods and lose sleep. Angela Palmer, Verywell Health, 17 Jan. 2024 Over time, high blood sugar can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, while overeating—which can occur when people eat too quickly—can increase the risk of obesity. Maggie O'Neill, Verywell Health, 16 Jan. 2024 Some 160 years later, Americans from coast to coast still gather with family and friends on the fourth Thursday of November to express their gratitude for the year’s bounty—and to overeat. Tracy Scott Forson, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Nov. 2023 In contrast, some people may overeat unhealthy foods during a nervous breakdown. Rosie McCall, Health, 9 Aug. 2023 Keeps You Full and Satisfied The high protein content in Greek yogurt can also help with satiation, which may prevent you from overeating. Perri O. Blumberg, Men's Health, 31 July 2023 But either of these mood disorders can make overeating a common coping mechanism, according to a 2019 study in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Samantha Lauriello, Health, 26 June 2023 In spite of this, there are some differences in how symptoms of how SAD manifests compared to chronic major depression: SAD tends to cause people to overeat and sleep late, whereas major depression usually causes weight loss and erratic sleep schedules. Wilson Chapman, Discover Magazine, 3 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overeat was in 1590

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“Overeat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overeat. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

overeat

verb
over·​eat ˌō-vər-ˈēt How to pronounce overeat (audio)
overate -ˈāt How to pronounce overeat (audio) ; oveaten
-ˈēt-ᵊn
; oveating
: to eat to excess
overeater noun

Medical Definition

overeat

intransitive verb
over·​eat ˌō-və-ˈrēt How to pronounce overeat (audio)
overate -ˈrāt How to pronounce overeat (audio) ; overeaten -ˈrēt-ᵊn How to pronounce overeat (audio) ; overeating
: to eat to excess
overeater noun

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