Definition of surfeit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɜːfɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrfɪt//
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[usually singular] surfeit (of something) (formal) an amount that is too large synonym excess Indigestion can be brought on by a surfeit of rich food. a surfeit of violence on television Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, based on Latin super- ‘above, in excess’ + facere ‘do’.
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