Complete Definition of "surfeit"

was wotd|2007|July|20
English

Pronunciation
a|RP IPA|/ËsÉË.fɪt/
a|US IPA|/ËsÉË.fɪt/
audio|en-us-surfeit.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ÉË(r)fɪt

Noun
en-noun|s|-

  1. countable An excessive amount of something.

#: A surfeit of wheat is driving down the price.

  1. uncountable overindulgence|Overindulgence in either food or drink; overeating.
  2. countable A sickness or condition caused by overindulgence.

#: King Henry I is said to have died of a surfeit of lampreys.

Quotations
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Synonyms
sense|excessive amount of something excess, glut, overabundance, superfluity, surplus
sense|overindulgence in food or drink gluttony, overeating, overindulgence

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To fill to excess.
  2. transitive To feed someone to excess.

#: She surfeited her children on sweets.

  1. context|intransitive|reflexive To overeat or feed to excess.
  2. context|intransitive|reflexive To sicken from overindulgence.

Synonyms
sense|to fill to excess fill, stuff
sense|to feed someone to excess overfeed, satiate, stuff
sense|to overeat or feed to excess indulge, overeat, overfeed, revel, satiate
sense|to sicken from overindulgence sicken

Related terms
surfeiting
surfeitly
surfeitness
surfeitous

Category:English intransitive verbs
Category:English transitive verbs

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