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Surfeit, vb. 1) tr. to feed to excess, to cloy (used only in the partic. --ed): “the never --ed sea,” Tp. III, 3, 55. “the --ed grooms,” Mcb. II, 2, 5. “my hopes, not --ed to death, stand in bold cure,” Oth. II, 1, 50.
2) intr. a) to indulge one's appetite to excess, to gluttonize, to revel: “whereon they s., yet complain on drouth,” Ven. 544. “as poor birds, deceived with painted grapes, do s. by the eye and pine the maw,” Ven. 544 “thus do I pine and s. day by day, or gluttoning on all, or all away,” Sonn. 75, 13. “with our --ing and wanton hours have brought ourselves into a burning fever,” H4B IV, 1, 55. “as one that --s thinking on a want,” H6B III, 2, 348. “what authority --s on would relieve us,” Cor. I, 1, 16. “voluptuously s. out of action,” I, 3, 28. “this the banquet she shall s. on,” Tit. V, 2, 194.
b) to feel uneasy and sick in consequence of excess: “love --s not, lust like a glutton dies,” Ven. 803. “the profit of excess is but to s.” Lucr. 139. “excess of it will make me s.” Gent. III, 1, 220. Meas. V, 102. Merch. I, 2, 6. III, 2, 115. All's III, 1, 18 “(s. on their ease).” Tw. I, 1, 2. H4A III, 2, 71. H4B I, 3, 88. H6B I, 1, 251.
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