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definition of the word surfeit

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Singular
surfeit

Plural
countable and uncountable; surfeits

surfeit (countable and uncountable; plural surfeits)

  1. (countable) An excessive amount of something.
    A surfeit of wheat is driving down the price.
  2. (uncountable) Overindulgence in either food or drink; overeating.
  3. (countable) A sickness or condition caused by overindulgence.
    King Henry I is said to have died of a surfeit of lampreys.

Infinitive
to surfeit

Third person singular
surfeits

Simple past
surfeited

Past participle
surfeited

Present participle
surfeiting

to surfeit (third-person singular simple present surfeits, present participle surfeiting, simple past and past participle surfeited)

  1. (transitive) To fill to excess.
  2. (transitive) To feed someone to excess.
    She surfeited her children on sweets.
  3. (intransitive, reflexive) To overeat or feed to excess.
  4. (intransitive, reflexive) To sicken from overindulgence.

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