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surfeit

sur·feit

surfeit

pronunciation:
suhr fiht
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an extra or excessive amount; oversupply; surplus.
There was a surfeit of apples that year, and many went into cider.There is always a surfeit of actors hoping to get an audition.
synonyms:
excess, overabundance, oversupply, superfluity, surplus
antonyms:
dearth, lack
similar words:
bellyful, fat, glut, overflow, plethora, saturation
definition 2: excessive indulgence in food or drink.
synonyms:
excess, gluttony, gorge
antonyms:
dearth
similar words:
glut, orgy, overindulgence, pig-out, rapaciousness, voraciousness
definition 3: satiety or disgust as a result of such overindulgence.
synonyms:
bloat, glut, repletion, satiety
similar words:
disgust, nausea
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: surfeited, surfeiting, surfeits
definition: to feed, fill, or supply to excess; satiate.
The feast surfeited the guests, some of whom now felt unable to move.
synonyms:
glut, sate, satiate, saturate
antonyms:
whet
similar words:
fill, gorge, inundate, overflow, overload, stuff
derivation: surfeited (adj.)