surfeit

[sur-fit]
noun
1.
excess; an excessive amount: a surfeit of speechmaking.
2.
excess or overindulgence in eating or drinking.
3.
an uncomfortably full or crapulous feeling due to excessive eating or drinking.
4.
general disgust caused by excess or satiety.
verb (used with object)
5.
to bring to a state of surfeit by excess of food or drink.
6.
to supply with anything to excess or satiety; satiate.
verb (used without object)
7.
to eat or drink to excess.
8.
to suffer from the effects of overindulgence in eating or drinking.
9.
to indulge to excess in anything.

Origin:
1250–1300; (noun) Middle English sorfete, surfait < Middle French surfait, surfet (noun use of past participle of surfaire to overdo), equivalent to sur- sur-1 + fait < Latin factus, past participle of facere to do (see fact); (v.) sorfeten, derivative of the noun

unsurfeited, adjective
unsurfeiting, adjective


1. superabundance, superfluity. 5, 6. stuff, gorge. 6. fill.


1. lack.
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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.  archaic (intr) to eat, drink, or be supplied to excess
6.  obsolete (intr) 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]
 
'surfeiter
 
n

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surfeit
c.1300, from O.Fr. surfet "excess," noun use of pp. of surfaire "overdo," from sur- "over" + faire "do," from L. facere "to make" (see factitious). The verb is first recorded 1393.
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The audience will become surfeited with gore, with bad stories.
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