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surfeit

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the state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed

  • ended up with a surfeit of volunteers who simply got in each otherʼs way
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surfeit

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to fill with food to capacity

  • having surfeited ourselves on raw oysters, we had to decline the rest of the restaurantʼs offerings
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satiate, sate, surfeit, cloy, pall, glut, gorge mean to fill to repletion. 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
surfeit implies a nauseating repletion.
    • surfeited themselves with junk food
cloy stresses the disgust or boredom resulting from such surfeiting.
    • sentimental pictures that cloy after a while
pall emphasizes the loss of ability to stimulate interest or appetite.
    • a life of leisure eventually begins to pall
glut implies excess in feeding or supplying.
    • a market glutted with diet books
gorge suggests glutting to the point of bursting or choking.
    • gorged themselves with chocolate

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