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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun surfeit has 3 senses

Verb surfeit has 2 senses


surfeitn. [OE. surfet, OF. surfait, sorfait, excess, arrogance, crime, fr. surfaire, sorfaire, to augment, exaggerate, F. surfaire to overcharge; sur over + faire to make, do, L. facere. See Sur-, and Fact.].
  •  Excess in eating and drinking.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let not Sir Surfeit sit at thy board."  [1913 Webster]
    "Now comes the sick hour that his surfeit made."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Fullness and oppression of the system, occasioned often by excessive eating and drinking.  [1913 Webster]
    "To prevent surfeit and other diseases that are incident to those that heat their blood by travels."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Disgust caused by excess; satiety.  Sir P. Sidney.  [1913 Webster]
    "Matter and argument have been supplied abundantly, and even to surfeit."  [1913 Webster]
surfeitv. i. 
  •  To load the stomach with food, so that sickness or uneasiness ensues; to eat to excess.  [1913 Webster]
    "They are as sick that surfeit with too much as they that starve with nothing."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To indulge to satiety in any gratification.  [1913 Webster]
surfeitv. t. 
  •  To feed so as to oppress the stomach and derange the function of the system; to overfeed, and produce satiety, sickness, or uneasiness; -- often reflexive; as, to surfeit one's self with sweets.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To fill to satiety and disgust; to cloy; as, he surfeits us with compliments.  V. Knox.  [1913 Webster]


surfeit, n. & v.
1 an excess esp. in eating or drinking.
2 a feeling of satiety or disgust resulting from this.
--v. (surfeited, surfeiting)
1 tr. overfeed.
2 intr. overeat.
3 intr. & tr. (foll. by with) be or cause to be wearied through excess.

ME f. OF sorfe(i)t, surfe(i)t (as SUPER-, L facere fact- do)



allay, amplitude, bellyful, brim, charge, chock, choke, cloy, congest, congestion, cram, crowd, deluge, drench, engorge, engorgement, excess, fill, fill to overflowing, fill up, flood, flood tide, freight, full, fullness, glut, gluttonize, gorge, high tide, high water, hyperemia, impletion, jade, jam, jam-pack, lade, load, more than enough, nimiety, overabundance, overbrimming, overburden, overcharge, overdose, overfeed, overfill, overflow, overfreight, overfullness, overgorge, overindulge, overkill, overlade, overload, overmuch, overplus, oversaturate, overspill, overstuff, oversupply, overweight, pack, pad, pall, plenitude, plethora, ram in, repletion, sate, satiate, satiation, satiety, satisfaction, satisfy, saturate, saturatedness, saturation, saturation point, skinful, slake, snootful, soak, spring tide, stall, stodge, stuff, superabundance, supercharge, superfluity, supersaturate, supersaturation, surcharge, surplus, surplusage, top off, wad, weight




N redundancy, redundance, too much, too many, superabundance, superfluity, superfluence, saturation, nimiety, transcendency, exuberance, profuseness, profusion, repletion, enough in all conscience, satis superque, lion's share, more than enough, plethora, engorgement, congestion, load, surfeit, sickener, turgescence, overdose, overmeasure, oversupply, overflow, inundation, avalanche, accumulation, heap, drug, drug in the market, glut, crowd, burden, excess, surplus, overplus, epact, margin, remainder, duplicate, surplusage, expletive, work of supererogation, bonus, bonanza, luxury, intemperance, extravagance, exorbitance, lavishment, pleonasm, too many irons in the fire, embarras de richesses, redundant, too much, too many, exuberant, inordinate, superabundant, excessive, overmuch, replete, profuse, lavish, prodigal, exorbitant, overweening, extravagant, overcharged, supersaturated, drenched, overflowing, running over, running to waste, running down, crammed to overflowing, filled to overflowing, gorged, ready to burst, dropsical, turgid, plethoric, obese, superfluous, unnecessary, needless, supervacaneous, uncalled for, to spare, in excess, over and above, de trop, adscititious, supernumerary, on one's hands, spare, duplicate, supererogatory, expletive, un peu fort, over, too, over and above, overmuch, too much, too far, without measure, beyond measure, out of measure, with a to spare, over head and ears, up to one's eyes, up to one's ears, extra, beyond the mark, acervatim, it never rains but it pours, fortuna multis dat nimium nulli satis, Degree of Subservience.


N satiety, satisfaction, saturation, repletion, glut, surfeit, cloyment, satiation, weariness, spoiled child, enfant gete, enfant terrible, too much of a good thing, toujours perdrix, crambe repetita, satiated, overgorged, blase, used up, sick of, heartsick, Int, enough!, hold!, eheu jam satis!, basta!.

VB sate, satiate, satisfy, saturate, cloy, quench, slake, pall, glut, gorge, surfeit, bore, tire, spoil, have enough of, have quite enough of, have one's fill, have too much of, be satiated.

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