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Meaning of SURFEIT

Pronunciation:  'surfit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  eating until excessively full
  2. [n]  the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall
  3. [n]  the state of being more than full
  4. [v]  indulge to satiety, as of one's appetite
  5. [v]  supply or feed to surfeit
 

SURFEIT is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: cloy, excess, glut, overabundance, oversupply, repletion
 
 See Also: eating, feeding, fullness, furnish, indulge, luxuriate, overabundance, overmuch, overmuchness, provide, render, superabundance, supply

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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 drinking.
    
             Let not Sir Surfeit sit at thy board. --Piers
                                                   Plowman.
    
             Now comes the sick hour that his surfeit made.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    2. Fullness and oppression of the system, occasioned often by
       excessive eating and drinking.
    
             To prevent surfeit and other diseases that are
             incident to those that heat their blood by travels.
                                                   --Bunyan.
    
    3. Disgust caused by excess; satiety. --Sir P. Sidney.
    
             Matter and argument have been supplied abundantly,
             and even to surfeit.                  --Burke.
    
    
  2. \Sur"feit\, v. i.
    1. To load the stomach with food, so that sickness or
       uneasiness ensues; to eat to excess.
    
             They are as sick that surfeit with too much as they
             that starve with nothing.             --Shak.
    
    2. To indulge to satiety in any gratification.
    
    
  3. \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.
    
    2. To fill to satiety and disgust; to cloy; as, he surfeits
       us with compliments. --V. Knox.
    
    
 

 

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