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Surfeit


SURFEIT, verb transitive sur'fit. [Latin facio.]

1. To feed with meat or drink, so as to oppress the stomach and derange the functions of the system; to overfeed and produce sickness or uneasiness.

2. To cloy; to fill to satiety and disgust. He surfeits us with his eulogies.

SUR'FEIT, verb intransitive To be fed till the system is oppressed and sickness or uneasiness ensues.

They are as sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing.

SUR'FEIT, noun Fullness and oppression of the system, occasioned by excessive eating and drinking. He has not recovered from a surfeit

1. Excess in eating and drinking.

Now comes the sick hour that his surfeit made.