v. sur·feit·ed, sur·feit·ing, sur·feits
To feed or supply to excess, satiety, or disgust.
a. Overindulgence in food or drink.
b. The result of such overindulgence; satiety or disgust.
2. An excessive amount.
[Middle English surfeten, from surfait, excess, from Old French, from past participle of surfaire, to overdo : sur-, sur- + faire, to do (from Latin facere; see dhē- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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