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(ˈgʊər mənˌdaɪz)

v.i. -dized, -diz•ing.
to enjoy good food and drink, esp. in lavish quantity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.gourmandize - overeat or eat immodestlygourmandize - overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; "She stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on ice cream"
eat - eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
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The rafters were soon eased of their burden; venison and beef were passed out to the crew before the door, and a scene of gormandizing commenced, of which few can have an idea, who have not witnessed the gastronomic powers of an Indian, after an interval of fasting.
Scarce had the day dawned, when the gormandizing was renewed by the whole band, and carried on with surprising vigor until ten o'clock, when all prepared to depart.
The gormandizing powers of this worthy were, at first, matters of surprise and merriment to the travellers; but they soon became too serious for a joke, threatening devastation to the fleshpots; and he was regarded askance, at his meals, as a regular kill-crop, destined to waste the substance of the party.
ye lie!'' retorted the offended Friar; ``it was you and your gormandizing companions that drank up the sack, and called it your morning draught I am a pagan, an I kept it not for the Captain's own throat.
And then there is the ever increasing number of app-based delivery firms making it even easier for gormandizing political journalists to have as much food as physically possible dropped at their door.
At a trendy restaurant in London where George Osborne was gormandizing with cronies, one of the diners remarked: "Aristocrats and the working class have something in common.
Elaborating on the seal diet, he wrote: "The basis of all this gormandizing is undoubtedly the Medusae or Jelly-fish, which in places are so numerous, as actually to thicken and discolour the sea!" (Lamont, 1861:65).
Effects of gormandizing and semicontinuous eating of equicaloric amounts of formula-type high fat diets on plasma cholesterol and triglyceride levels in human volunteer subjects.