Definition of Surfeit

1. Noun. The state of being more than full.

Exact synonyms: Excess, Overabundance
Generic synonyms: Fullness



2. Verb. Supply or feed to surfeit.
Exact synonyms: Cloy
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply

3. Noun. The quality of being so overabundant that prices fall.
Exact synonyms: Glut, Oversupply
Generic synonyms: Overabundance, Overmuch, Overmuchness, Superabundance
Derivative terms: Glut, Oversupply

4. Verb. Indulge (one's appetite) to satiety.
Generic synonyms: Indulge, Luxuriate

5. Noun. Eating until excessively full.
Exact synonyms: Repletion
Generic synonyms: Eating, Feeding
Derivative terms: Replete

Definition of Surfeit

1. n. Excess in eating and drinking.

2. v. i. To load the stomach with food, so that sickness or uneasiness ensues; to eat to excess.

3. v. 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.

Definition of Surfeit

1. Noun. An excessive amount of something. ¹

2. Noun. Overindulgence in either food or drink; overeating. ¹

3. Noun. A sickness or condition caused by overindulgence. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To fill to excess. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To feed someone to excess. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive reflexive) To overeat or feed to excess. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive reflexive) To sicken from overindulgence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Surfeit

1. to supply to excess [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Surfeit

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surfboarder
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surfboardlike
surfboards
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surfcasting
surfed
surfeit (current term)
surfeit water
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surffish
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surficial

Literary usage of Surfeit

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Contentions suite . . . ought to be spewed out as the surfeit of courts. ... Your Loathing is not from a want of Appetite, then, but from a surfeit. ..."

2. The Horse: With a Treatise of Draught and a Copious Index by William Youatt (1831)
"This is called a surfeit, from its resemblance to some eruptions on the skin of ... If surfeit be connected with some unhealthy affection of the stomach or ..."

3. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Edwin Booth, Henry L Hinton (1867)
"0 love I be moderate; allay thy ecstasy; lu measure rain thy joy;' scant this excess- 1 feel too much thy blessing; make it lesi, For fear I surfeit ! Bass. ..."

4. Youatt on the Structure and the Diseases of the Horse with Their Remedies by William Youatt, William Charles Spooner, Henry Stephens Randall (1857)
"This is called a surfeit, from its resemblance to some ... The surfeit is, in some cases, confined to the neck ; but it ..."

5. The Gentleman's New Pocket Farrier: Comprising a General Description of the by Richard Mason, Samuel Wyllys Pomeroy, John Stuart Skinner (1883)
"surfeit. THE surfeit is a common disease among horses tha. have been cruelly or injudiciously treated. Sudden changes from heat to cold, plunging deep into ..."

6. A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language ...by John Walker by John Walker (1806)
"(91) (410) Wonderful, raising sudden wonder or concern. * To surfeit, sur'fît. ya (255) To feed with m.-at or drink to satiety and sickness. ..."

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