Surfeit | Word of The Day

Surfeit Word of The Day

surfeit /ˈsəːfɪt/ noun

MEANING

An excessive amount of something

ETYMOLOGY

Latin

super (above) / facere (do) > surfeit

ESTIMATED FIRST USE

Early 1300s

EXAMPLE

They are as sick that surfeit with too much, as they starve with nothing.

William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 1564 – 1616

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