Surfeiting
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To fill to satiety and disgust; to cloy; as, he surfeits us with compliments. --V. Knox. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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