overindulgence

noun over·in·dul·gence \ ˌō-vər-in-ˈdəl-jən(t)s \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overindulgence

plural overindulgences
: excessive indulgence
  • In spite of his wisdom, he could not find fault with her for her overindulgence of the children …
  • —George Eliot
; especially : excessive consumption of food, drink, etc.
  • Infrequent and brief episodes of atrial fibrillation can be triggered by overindulgence in alcohol, caffeine and food.
  • —Fred Cicetti

First Known Use of overindulgence

1749


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