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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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  drinking. 
  Let  not  Sir  Surfeit  sit  at  thy  board.  --Piers 
  Now  comes  the  sick  hour  that  his  surfeit  made 
  2.  Fullness  and  oppression  of  the  system,  occasioned  often  by 
  excessive  eating  and  drinking. 
  To  prevent  surfeit  and  other  diseases  that  are 
  incident  to  those  that  heat  their  blood  by  travels. 
  3.  Disgust  caused  by  excess;  satiety.  --Sir  P.  Sidney. 
  Matter  and  argument  have  been  supplied  abundantly, 
  and  even  to  surfeit.  --Burke. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Surfeit  \Sur"feit\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  load  the  stomach  with  food,  so  that  sickness  or 
  uneasiness  ensues;  to  eat  to  excess. 
  They  are  as  sick  that  surfeit  with  too  much  as  they 
  that  starve  with  nothing.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  indulge  to  satiety  in  any  gratification. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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  one's  self  with  sweets. 
  2.  To  fill  to  satiety  and  disgust;  to  cloy;  as  he  surfeits 
  us  with  compliments.  --V.  Knox. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  more  than  full  [syn:  {excess},  {overabundance}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  so  overabundant  that  prices  fall  [syn: 
  {glut},  {oversupply}] 
  3:  eating  until  excessively  full  [syn:  {repletion}] 
  v  1:  supply  or  feed  to  surfeit  [syn:  {cloy}] 
  2:  indulge  to  satiety,  as  of  one's  appetite 

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