Definition of overfeed in English:


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transitive verbpast participle verb overfed

[with object]
  • Give too much food to.

    ‘the general view was that you cannot overfeed a baby’
    • ‘So far as I know, the cat has only been overfed twice since I've taken on the job of principal feeder.’
    • ‘According to veterinarians surveyed, more than half of the nation's cats and dogs are overfed, which can lead to health problems.’
    • ‘‘As the snake will initially refuse food, the collector will overfeed it,’ he said, adding that this would eventually kill the animal.’
    • ‘We seem to have learned from last year's experience not to overfeed the pigs even if they do look hungry!’
    • ‘Overtired and overfed politicians negotiate stupendous sums of other people's money into the night, finally agreeing to any nonsense so as to get home for Christmas.’
    • ‘Bottle-fed babies are often overfed because parents encourage babies to empty the entire bottle.’
    • ‘Experience had taught her not to overfeed a starving body.’
    • ‘I'm overfed, but all I have to do is look at generations of my family to know I'll never be svelte.’
    • ‘Children should never be overfed by comparing them with the neighbour's child, he said.’
    • ‘Those who can eat a lot have a natural advantage over those with smaller appetites - it's easier to grow when you naturally overfeed your body.’
    • ‘Also, eating smaller meals ensures that you won't overfeed yourself, whereas the excess calories would likely be stored as fat.’
    • ‘Hal then begins to overfeed the dogs, thinking that this would give them more strength when all they needed was a good rest from such a tedious schedule.’
    • ‘On the flip side, if you overfeed Carl, he'll get fat.’
    • ‘Anybody who has some understanding of the animal kingdom will recognise that the worst thing a dog owner can do to a pet is overfeed it.’
    • ‘Some may be based on birds in captivity in Europe that were unintentionally overfed, and fattened up beyond what would occur in nature.’
    • ‘However, the animals' prediabetic symptoms came on suddenly, after 16 weeks of being overfed.’
    • ‘Many of the birds might have overfed themselves as Richter said some had difficulty getting out of the breakers at times.’
    • ‘The equines were not allowed to be touched without permission, and were not to be overfed on treats.’
    • ‘She obsesses about its feeding schedule but in fact most pet fish are overfed anyway.’
    • ‘Not only are our kids overfed on junk food and fast food, they are fast becoming victims of the techno age.’
    fill, fully satisfy, sate



/ˌōvərˈfēd/ /ˌoʊvərˈfid/