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  1. cloyverb

    To clog, to glut, or satisfy, as the appetite; to satiate.

    stuff up, gorge, satisfy, sate, fill up, glut, stodge, satiate, stuff

  2. cloyverb

    To fill to loathing; to surfeit.

    surfeit, jade, pall, sicken, nauseate

  3. cloyverb

    fill, stop up, block up, choke, fill up, stuff, stuff up, block

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  1. cloy

    To satisfy is to furnish just enough to meet physical, mental, or spiritual desire. To sate or satiate is to gratify desire so fully as for a time to extinguish it. To cloy or surfeit is to gratify to the point of revulsion or disgust. Glut is a strong but somewhat coarse word applied to the utmost satisfaction of vehement appetites and passions; as, to glut a vengeful spirit with slaughter; we speak of glutting the market with a supply so excessive as to extinguish the demand. Much less than is needed to satisfy may suffice a frugal or abstemious person; less than a sufficiency may content one of a patient and submissive spirit. Compare PAY; REQUITE.

    content, fill, glut, sate, satiate, satisfy, suffice, surfeit

    check, deny, disappoint, refuse, restrain, restrict, starve, stint, straiten, tantalize

    Satisfy with food, with gifts, etc.; satisfy one (in the sense of make satisfaction) for labors and sacrifices; satisfy oneself by or upon inquiry.

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  1. surfeit, cloyverb

    supply or feed to surfeit

    surfeit, pall

  2. cloy, pallverb

    cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing

    "Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite"

    weary, dull, become flat, fatigue, scare, scare off, pall, die, tire, frighten away, surfeit, scare away, daunt, frighten off, dash, jade

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  1. cloyverb

    satiate, glut, surfeit, pall, sate

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  1. cloyverb

    satiate, glut, surfeit, pall, sate

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  1. Juvenal:

    The sweetest pleasures soonest cloy, And its best flavour temperance gives to joy.

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