1. Excess in eating and drinking.
Let not Sir Surfeit sit at thy board. --Piers Plowman.
Now comes the sick hour that his surfeit made. --Shak.
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. --Bunyan.
3. Disgust caused by excess; satiety.
Matter and argument have been supplied abundantly, and even to surfeit. --Burke.
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.
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.
n 1: the state of being more than full [syn: excess, overabundance]
2: the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall [syn:
3: eating until excessively full [syn: repletion]
v 1: supply or feed to surfeit [syn: cloy]
2: indulge (one's appetite) to satiety