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v. sur·feit·ed, sur·feit·ing, sur·feits
To feed or supply to excess, satiety, or disgust.
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).]
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
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]
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]
Past participle: surfeited
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|Noun||1.||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|
|3.||surfeit - eating until excessively full|
|Verb||1.||surfeit - supply or feed to surfeit|
|2.||surfeit - indulge (one's appetite) to satiety|
2. The condition of being full to or beyond satisfaction:
a surfeit of → une surabondance de