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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cloy·ing /ˈklɔɪɪŋ, ˈklɔɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cloy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cloyed p. pr. & vb. n. Cloying.]
 1. To fill or choke up; to stop up; to clog. [Obs.]
    The duke's purpose was to have cloyed the harbor by sinking ships, laden with stones.   --Speed.
 2. To glut, or satisfy, as the appetite; to satiate; to fill to loathing; to surfeit.
 [Who can] cloy the hungry edge of appetite
 By bare imagination of a feast?   --Shak.
    He sometimes cloys his readers instead of satisfying.   --Dryden.
 3. To penetrate or pierce; to wound.
    Which, with his cruel tusk, him deadly cloyed.   --Spenser.
    He never shod horse but he cloyed him.   --Bacon.
 4. To spike, as a cannon. [Obs.]
 5. To stroke with a claw. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 cloying
      adj : overly sweet [syn: saccharine, syrupy, treacly]