overindulgence

noun
over·in·dul·gence | \ˌō-vər-in-ˈdəl-jən(t)s \
plural overindulgences

Definition of overindulgence 

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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