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American English: /ˈsərfət/
British English: /ˈsəːfɪt/


  • [literary]a surfeit of something
    un exceso de algo
    una plétora de algo [literary]
    there is a surfeit of exhibitions this autumn
    este otoño hay una plétora de exposiciones [literary]
    Example sentences
    • As someone with a surfeit of embarrassing '80s hairstyle photo evidence I am all in favour of today's youth facing similar consequences.
    • That's no mean boast, since there's a surfeit of super-featherweight talent around.
    • There is nothing in the income tax legislation that precludes people from paying extra taxes as they want to, voluntarily, and I am sure Treasury would not be embarrassed by a surfeit of cheques.

transitive verb

  • [literary]to surfeit oneself with/on something
    hartarse de or (Spain also)a algo
    they were surfeited with food
    se hartaron de comida
    estaban ahítos (de comida) [literary]
    Example sentences
    • There was a time when the Cardinals were so successful that the fans, like Atlanta's today, became surfeited with victory.
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