surfeit


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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 ?
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.
A surfeit of deadly sin, that hath damned both body and soul.
Would such gentlemen but consider the contemptible thoughts which the very women they are concerned with, in such cases as these, have of them, it would be a surfeit to them.
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.
If you will be persuaded by us, you will give us the sheep, and we will enjoy them in common, till we all are surfeited." The Dogs listened favorably to these proposals, and, entering the den of the Wolves, they were set upon and torn to pieces.
Even the tiniest of children toddled about the feasting fires or sprawled surfeited on the sands.
A noted economist had once averred that there are no ills on the economic front of any country that cannot be traced back to 'water' - either its scarcity or its surfeit! Pakistan has been on the receiving end on both these counts.
The Julau branch's membership inexplicably went from 603 people to 13,178 overnight and drew a surfeit of complaints, allegations and formal reports.
In the past we Brits would eat practically anything - blackbirds, sparrows, peacocks, swan, conger eel, porpoise and even lampreys (a surfeit of which famously did for Henry I).
Recipes against the plague and "surfeit water" for indigestion caused by over-indulgence called for the herbs rue, sage, rosemary, wormwood and mint among others.
If your kids really have received an incredible surfeit of Easter eggs - the kind of amount that would actually constitute a health hazard to work their way through - why not donate a couple to one of the many charities in the UK who redistribute them to children less fortunate?
The official said the program was initiated to assist sugar millers in discharging the surfeit stocks due to new crushing season and as they were now exporting huge quantities on their own, the intercession wasn't needed anymore.