Surfeit Sur"feit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surfeited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surfeiting}.] 1. 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]

2. To fill to satiety and disgust; to cloy; as, he surfeits us with compliments. --V. Knox. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Surfeit — Sur feit, n. [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}.] 1. Excess in eating and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surfeit — Sur feit, v. i. 1. 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. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To indulge to satiety… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • surfeit — [sʉr′fit] n. [ME surfet < OFr sorfait < sorfaire, to overdo < LL * superficere < L super (see SUPER ) + facere, to make, DO1] 1. too great an amount or supply; excess (of) [a surfeit of compliments] 2. overindulgence, esp. in food or… …   English World dictionary

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  • surfeit — (n.) early 14c., excess quantity; late 14c., overindulgence, from O.Fr. surfet excess, noun use of pp. of surfaire overdo, from sur over + faire do, from L. facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). The verb is first recorded late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • surfeit — vb *satiate, sate, cloy, pall, glut, gorge Antonyms: whet …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • surfeit — ► NOUN 1) an excess. 2) archaic an illness caused by excessive eating or drinking. ► VERB (surfeited, surfeiting) 1) cause to be wearied of something through excess. 2) archaic overeat …   English terms dictionary

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