surfeit


surfeit
Synonyms and related words:
allay, amplitude, bellyful, brim, charge, chock, choke, cloy, congest, congestion, cram, crowd, deluge, drench, engorge, engorgement, excess, fill, fill to overflowing, fill up, flood, flood tide, freight, full, fullness, glut, gluttonize, gorge, high tide, high water, hyperemia, impletion, jade, jam, jam-pack, lade, load, more than enough, nimiety, overabundance, overbrimming, overburden, overcharge, overdose, overfeed, overfill, overflow, overfreight, overfullness, overgorge, overindulge, overkill, overlade, overload, overmuch, overplus, oversaturate, overspill, overstuff, oversupply, overweight, pack, pad, pall, plenitude, plethora, ram in, repletion, sate, satiate, satiation, satiety, satisfaction, satisfy, saturate, saturatedness, saturation, saturation point, skinful, slake, snootful, soak, spring tide, stall, stodge, stuff, superabundance, supercharge, superfluity, supersaturate, supersaturation, surcharge, surplus, surplusage, top off, wad, weight

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  • Surfeit — Sur feit, n. [OE. surfet, OF. surfait, sorfait, excess, arrogance, crime, fr. surfaire, sorfaire, to augment, exaggerate, F. surfaire to overcharge; sur over + faire to make, do, L. facere. See {Sur }, and {Fact}.] 1. Excess in eating and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surfeit — Sur feit, v. i. 1. To load the stomach with food, so that sickness or uneasiness ensues; to eat to excess. [1913 Webster] They are as sick that surfeit with too much as they that starve with nothing. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To indulge to satiety… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surfeit — Sur feit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surfeited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surfeiting}.] 1. To feed so as to oppress the stomach and derange the function of the system; to overfeed, and produce satiety, sickness, or uneasiness; often reflexive; as, to surfeit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surfeit — [n] excess bellyful*, glut*, overabundance, overflow, overfullness, overindulgence, overkill, overmuch, overplus, plenitude, plethora, profusion, remainder, repletion, satiety, satisfaction, saturation, superabundance, superfluity, surplus, up to …   New thesaurus

  • surfeit — [sʉr′fit] n. [ME surfet < OFr sorfait < sorfaire, to overdo < LL * superficere < L super (see SUPER ) + facere, to make, DO1] 1. too great an amount or supply; excess (of) [a surfeit of compliments] 2. overindulgence, esp. in food or… …   English World dictionary

  • Surfeit — is a human gene cluster that consists of a group of very tightly linked genes on chromosome 9 that do not share sequence similarity. Genes in this cluster are numbered 1 through 6: SURF1, SURF2, SURF3, SURF4, SURF5, and SURF6 …   Wikipedia

  • surfeit — I noun avalanche, deluge, excess, excessive amount, fullness, glut, inundation, nimiety, overabundance, overdose, overflow, overfullness, overload, oversupply, plenty, profuseness, profusion, redundance, repletion, satiation, satietas, satiety,… …   Law dictionary

  • surfeit — (n.) early 14c., excess quantity; late 14c., overindulgence, from O.Fr. surfet excess, noun use of pp. of surfaire overdo, from sur over + faire do, from L. facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). The verb is first recorded late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • surfeit — vb *satiate, sate, cloy, pall, glut, gorge Antonyms: whet …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • surfeit — ► NOUN 1) an excess. 2) archaic an illness caused by excessive eating or drinking. ► VERB (surfeited, surfeiting) 1) cause to be wearied of something through excess. 2) archaic overeat …   English terms dictionary

  • surfeit — sur|feit [ sɜrfıt ] noun a surfeit of something FORMAL too much of something: a surfeit of wine a surfeit of gossip …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English