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Meaning of SURFEIT

Pronunciation:  'surfit

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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
             Now comes the sick hour that his surfeit made.
    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.
    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.