Definition of "surfeit" [sur•feit]

  • To feed or supply to excess, satiety, or disgust. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To overindulge. (verb-intransitive)
  • Overindulgence in food or drink. (noun)
  • The result of such overindulgence; satiety or disgust. (noun)
  • An excessive amount. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "surfeit" in a sentence
  • "Apres Chremslech I trust you are not suffering from 'Pharoah's Revenge' otherwise known as a surfeit of Matzot."
  • "For Augustine says (Confess. ii, 6) that "lust affects to be called surfeit and abundance.""
  • "The Monastic Impulse is based on world-weariness, with disappointed love, or sex surfeit, which is a phase of the same thing, as a basis."