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intr.v. o·ver·ate (-āt′), o·ver·eat·en (-ēt′n), o·ver·eat·ing, o·ver·eats
To eat to excess, especially when habitual.

o′ver·eat′er n.
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a person who consumes too much food
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The Prince Regent was a greedy eater Later to become King George IV, the Prince Regent was known for being something of an overeater. So much so that, without his corset, his tummy was said to droop down to his knees.
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