noun see surfeit II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Surfeiter — Sur feit*er, n. One who surfeits. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surfeiter — See surfeit. * * * …   Universalium

  • surfeiter — sur·feit·er …   English syllables

  • surfeiter — “+ə(r) noun ( s) archaic : one (as a glutton or libertine) that surfeits or cloys …   Useful english dictionary

  • surfeit — I. noun Etymology: Middle English surfet, from Anglo French, from surfaire to overdo, from sur + faire to do, from Latin facere more at do Date: 14th century 1. an overabundant supply ; excess 2. an intemperate or immoderate indulgence in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • overdose — Synonyms and related words: OD, allay, avalanche, bag, bang, be brought down, be felled, be prodigal with, be struck down, be traumatized, booster, booster dose, booster shot, break out, catch, catch cold, cloy, cloyer, collapse, come down with,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • surfeit — /ˈsɜfət / (say serfuht) noun 1. excess; an excessive amount: *A surfeit of female company drives any female mad. –sue rhodes, 1968. 2. excess in eating or drinking. 3. oppression or disorder of the system due to excessive eating or drinking. 4.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

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