Cloy



[kloi] /klɔɪ/

verb (used with object)
1.
to weary by an excess of food, sweetness, pleasure, etc.; surfeit; satiate.
verb (used without object)
2.
to become uninteresting or distasteful through overabundance:
A diet of cake and candy soon cloys.
/klɔɪ/
verb
1.
to make weary or cause weariness through an excess of something initially pleasurable or sweet
v.

“weary by too much, fill to loathing, surfeit,” 1520s, from Middle English cloyen “hinder movement, encumber” (late 14c.), a shortening of accloyen (early 14c.), from Old French encloer “to fasten with a nail, grip, grasp,” figuratively “to hinder, check, stop, curb,” from Late Latin inclavare “drive a nail into a horse’s foot when shoeing,” from Latin clavus “a nail” (see slot (n.2)).

Accloye is a hurt that cometh of shooing, when a Smith driveth a nail in the quick, which make him to halt. [Edward Topsell, “The History of Four-footed Beasts,” 1607]

The figurative meaning “fill to a satiety, overfill” is attested for accloy from late 14c. Related: Cloyed; cloying.

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