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sur·feit

 (sûr′fĭt)
v. sur·feit·ed, sur·feit·ing, sur·feits
v.tr.
To feed or supply to excess, satiety, or disgust.
v.intr. Archaic
To overindulge.
n.
1.
a. Overindulgence in food or drink.
b. The result of such overindulgence; satiety or disgust.
2. An excessive amount.

[Middle English surfeten, from surfait, excess, from Old French, from past participle of surfaire, to overdo : sur-, sur- + faire, to do (from Latin facere; see dhē- in Indo-European roots).]

sur′feit·er n.

surfeit

(ˈsɜːfɪt)
n
1. (usually foll by of) an excessive or immoderate amount
2. overindulgence, esp in eating or drinking
3. disgust, nausea, etc, caused by such overindulgence
vb
4. (tr) to supply or feed excessively; satiate
5. (intr) archaic to eat, drink, or be supplied to excess
6. (intr) obsolete to feel uncomfortable as a consequence of overindulgence
[C13: from French surfait, from surfaire to overdo, from sur-1 + faire, from Latin facere to do]
ˈsurfeiter n

sur•feit

(ˈsɜr fɪt)

n.
1. excess; an excessive amount.
2. excess or overindulgence in eating or drinking.
3. an uncomfortably full feeling due to excessive eating or drinking.
4. general disgust caused by excess or satiety.
v.t.
5. to supply or feed to excess or satiety; satiate.
v.i.
6. to indulge in something, as food or drink, to excess.
[1250–1300; < Middle French surfait, surfet, n. use of past participle of surfaire to overdo =sur- sur-1 + faire to do « Latin facere]

surfeit


Past participle: surfeited
Gerund: surfeiting

Imperative
surfeit
surfeit
Present
I surfeit
you surfeit
he/she/it surfeits
we surfeit
you surfeit
they surfeit
Preterite
I surfeited
you surfeited
he/she/it surfeited
we surfeited
you surfeited
they surfeited
Present Continuous
I am surfeiting
you are surfeiting
he/she/it is surfeiting
we are surfeiting
you are surfeiting
they are surfeiting
Present Perfect
I have surfeited
you have surfeited
he/she/it has surfeited
we have surfeited
you have surfeited
they have surfeited
Past Continuous
I was surfeiting
you were surfeiting
he/she/it was surfeiting
we were surfeiting
you were surfeiting
they were surfeiting
Past Perfect
I had surfeited
you had surfeited
he/she/it had surfeited
we had surfeited
you had surfeited
they had surfeited
Future
I will surfeit
you will surfeit
he/she/it will surfeit
we will surfeit
you will surfeit
they will surfeit
Future Perfect
I will have surfeited
you will have surfeited
he/she/it will have surfeited
we will have surfeited
you will have surfeited
they will have surfeited
Future Continuous
I will be surfeiting
you will be surfeiting
he/she/it will be surfeiting
we will be surfeiting
you will be surfeiting
they will be surfeiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been surfeiting
you have been surfeiting
he/she/it has been surfeiting
we have been surfeiting
you have been surfeiting
they have been surfeiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been surfeiting
you will have been surfeiting
he/she/it will have been surfeiting
we will have been surfeiting
you will have been surfeiting
they will have been surfeiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been surfeiting
you had been surfeiting
he/she/it had been surfeiting
we had been surfeiting
you had been surfeiting
they had been surfeiting
Conditional
I would surfeit
you would surfeit
he/she/it would surfeit
we would surfeit
you would surfeit
they would surfeit
Past Conditional
I would have surfeited
you would have surfeited
he/she/it would have surfeited
we would have surfeited
you would have surfeited
they would have surfeited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surfeit - the state of being more than full
fullness - the condition of being filled to capacity
2.surfeit - the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall
overmuch, overmuchness, superabundance, overabundance - a quantity that is more than what is appropriate; "four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy"; "we received an inundation of email"
3.surfeit - eating until excessively full
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
Verb1.surfeit - supply or feed to surfeit
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
2.surfeit - indulge (one's appetite) to satiety
luxuriate, indulge - enjoy to excess; "She indulges in ice cream"

surfeit

noun excess, plethora, glut, satiety, overindulgence, superabundance, superfluity Rationing had put an end to a surfeit of biscuits long ago.
excess want, lack, shortage, deficiency, scarcity, dearth, shortness, insufficiency

surfeit

verb
To satisfy to the full or to excess:
noun
1. Immoderate indulgence, as in food or drink:
2. The condition of being full to or beyond satisfaction:
3. A condition of going or being beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate:
Translations

surfeit

[ˈsɜːfɪt]
A. Nexceso m
there is a surfeit ofhay exceso de
B. VThartar, saciar (on, with de) to surfeit o.shartarse, saciarse (on, with de)

surfeit

[ˈsɜːrfɪt] n
a surfeit of → une surabondance de

surfeit

nÜbermaß nt, → Zuviel nt (→ of an +dat)
vt sb, oneselfübersättigen, überfüttern (on, with mit)

surfeit

[ˈsɜːfɪt] n (frm) → sovrabbondanza
References in classic literature ?
I'm sick of the sight of this, and there's no reason you should all die of a surfeit because I've been a fool," cried Amy, wiping her eyes.
Prince John, indeed, and those who courted his pleasure by imitating his foibles, were apt to indulge to excess in the pleasures of the trencher and the goblet; and indeed it is well known that his death was occasioned by a surfeit upon peaches and new ale.
I will not go into other particulars, as for example want of shirts, and no superabundance of shoes, thin and threadbare garments, and gorging themselves to surfeit in their voracity when good luck has treated them to a banquet of some sort.
Fighting is a thing of which men soon surfeit, and when Jove, who is war's steward, weighs the upshot, it may well prove that the straw which our sickles have reaped is far heavier than the grain.
The illiberality of parents, in allowance towards their children, is an harmful error; makes them base; acquaints them with shifts; makes them sort with mean company; and makes them surfeit more when they come to plenty.
If you had been bored so, when you had the noble panorama of Spain and Africa and the blue Mediterranean spread abroad at your feet, and wanted to gaze and enjoy and surfeit yourself in its beauty in silence, you might have even burst into stronger language than I did.
We did not want to overdo the thing and get a surfeit of it.
All he desired was to be let alone, and of this he had a surfeit for the first forty-eight hours.
Sometimes, having had a surfeit of human society and gossip, and worn out all my village friends, I rambled still farther westward than I habitually dwell, into yet more unfrequented parts of the town, "to fresh woods and pastures new," or, while the sun was setting, made my supper of huckleberries and blueberries on Fair Haven Hill, and laid up a store for several days.
Now the giant pachyderm was but a few yards from the hidden death lurking in his path, and the blacks, certain of success, were screaming and dancing in his wake, waving their war spears and celebrating in advance the acquisition of the splendid ivory carried by their prey and the surfeit of elephant meat which would be theirs this night.
And yet so tender was his pride, that it felt the contempt which his wife now began to express towards him; and this, added to the surfeit he had before taken of her love, created in him a degree of disgust and abhorrence, perhaps hardly to be exceeded.
In short, the distaste of the worthy naturalist for beef was not unlike that which the shepherd sometimes produces, by first muzzling and fettering his delinquent dog, and then leaving him as a stepping stone for the whole flock to use in its transit over a wall, or through the opening of a sheep-fold; a process which is said to produce in the culprit a species of surfeit, on the subject of mutton, for ever after.