as in to surfeit
to fill with food to capacity prefers not to watch those nature programs where all they show are predators glutting themselves on the kill

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glut

2 of 3

verb (2)

archaic
as in to devour
to swallow or eat greedily it seemed that he could glut enough food to feed 10 men

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glut

3 of 3

noun

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How is the word glut different from other verbs like it?

Some common synonyms of glut are cloy, gorge, pall, sate, satiate, and surfeit. While all these words mean "to fill to repletion," glut implies excess in feeding or supplying.

a market glutted with diet books

Where would cloy be a reasonable alternative to glut?

The synonyms cloy and glut are sometimes interchangeable, but cloy stresses the disgust or boredom resulting from such surfeiting.

sentimental pictures that cloy after a while

When is it sensible to use gorge instead of glut?

Although the words gorge and glut have much in common, gorge suggests glutting to the point of bursting or choking.

gorged themselves with chocolate

When is pall a more appropriate choice than glut?

The meanings of pall and glut largely overlap; however, pall emphasizes the loss of ability to stimulate interest or appetite.

a life of leisure eventually begins to pall

How are the words satiate and sate related as synonyms of glut?

Both satiate and sate may sometimes imply only complete satisfaction but more often suggest repletion that has destroyed interest or desire.

years of globe-trotting had satiated their interest in travel
readers were sated with sensationalistic stories

When can surfeit be used instead of glut?

While in some cases nearly identical to glut, surfeit implies a nauseating repletion.

surfeited themselves with junk food

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“Glut.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/glut. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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