So you're craving something, say a particular chocolate or sex with one very attractive person that you desire. Take the sexual encounter one for example. You sleep with the person so many times until you are fulfilled. But it gets somewhat "nauseating" to enjoy that thing again (the sex or the chocolate) because you've overindulged earlier.

Now what is that feeling called, the feeling of being overly "satisfied" or "quenched" to the point of nausea?

I wouldn't say what I'm looking for is satisfaction or quench. Is there a more specific term?

Example sentence:

"I've been eating T-bone steak all day yesterday. I had leftovers today, but I couldn't eat them - I'm just so ____ towards (or from) steak right now."

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    For chocolate, maybe. But for a sexual encounter with a very attractive person you desire? Does that really happen? Actually, now that I think of it, not even for chocolate.
    – davidbak
    Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 17:03
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    Consider sated, though to work as a fill-in-the-blank for your example you should replace towards with with.
    – Alok
    Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 19:09
  • I'd say 'scunnered with' but colloquial scots may not be what you're looking for. :)
    – Spagirl
    Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 21:23
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    (for food) the answer is "stuffed". for sexuality, maybe something like "overindulged"; phrases like "I just went way over the top" also give the suggestion you're getting at.
    – Fattie
    Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 21:52
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    Yet another option is surfeited. According to Merriam-Webster, the noun form of surfeit can mean (among other things) "an intemperate or immoderate indulgence in something (as food or drink" or "disgust caused by excess." The verb form of surfeit means "to feed, supply, or give to surfeit."
    – Sven Yargs
    Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 5:47

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You can actually use the word "sick".

  1. (sick of) Intensely annoyed with or bored by (someone or something) as a result of having had too much of them:

Using your example.

I've had four steaks over the last couple of days and now I'm sick of them.

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    "If music be the food of love, play on,/ Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,/ The appetite may sicken, and so die." —*Twelfth Night*, I.i.1-3
    – 1006a
    Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 15:28
  • But "sick" could also mean that you're physically sick from eating them (a la, food poisoning).
    – E.Groeg
    Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 4:29
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    @E.Groeg I don't think a native English speaker would ever interpret the sentence that way. It would be "I've had four steaks over the last couple of days, and now I'm sick." To be sick of something is different from being sick, because being sick of something is a specific phrase that indicates you've had too much of it. Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 5:45
  • Sick, like barfing rainbows.
    – loa_in_
    Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 16:32

Consider cloy:

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

You could say things like:

  • I soon found sex with her cloying.
  • A diet of steak soon cloys.
  • I'm just so cloyed by steak right now.
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    Hmm. Certainly a good word. But. That word originated in Middle English and I doubt its been heard much since, outside of poetry. In particular, I'd be rather bemused if anyone used any of your three example sentences in conversation.
    – davidbak
    Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 17:02
  • @davidbak, well here's an Ngram comparing "cloy", "satiate", and "surfeit": books.google.com/ngrams/… . "Cloy" loses. But I use it at least.
    – DyingIsFun
    Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 17:35
  • @davidbak, and the Corpus of Contemporary American English gives a dozen or so examples from 1990-2015 (corpus.byu.edu/coca).
    – DyingIsFun
    Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 17:37
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    I have most often heard the adjective "cloying" rather than the verb "cloy" and Ngram suggests it's at least an order of magnitude more common this way: books.google.com/ngrams/… I say at least because many instances of "cloy" appear to be either a typo for "clay" or a family name. I also think of "cloying" as usually meaning sickly sweet specifically, which seems to be a common usage in the 1988-2000 results.
    – 1006a
    Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 19:27
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    @Ustanak, it actually seems like "cloyed with" is more common. See here, but take the results with a grain (or shaker) of salt: books.google.com/ngrams/…
    – DyingIsFun
    Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 23:58

I think you could use satiated:

  • satisfied, as one's appetite or desire, to the point of boredom.
  • I'm so satiated with steaks right now!!
  • Leptin (from Greek λεπτός leptos, "thin"), the "satiety hormone"
    – Mazura
    Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 1:06

overindulge : "have too much of something enjoyable, especially food or drink." -Google

Last night I overindulged. If I so much as look at another steak I'll throw up.


I would use overfull.

excessively full

  • "I really thought I wanted those 3 cheeseburgers, but now I'm overfull of meaty goodness. My tummy hurts."
  • That's why they're called sliders.
    – Mazura
    Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 8:19

In British English, when referring to food, this is usually called being or feeling stuffed

(of a person) having eaten enough or too much: "No more for me thanks - I'm stuffed."

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    I'm curious how you will use this in the sexual context. Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 19:02

I personally use the informal overdose for some of those situations.

verb 2. to take an excessive dose or give an excessive dose to

It obviously has roots in the medical emergency of a drug overdose, but everybody understands when I tell a personal story

Yes, SweeTarts used to be my favorite candy, but one time my parents gave me a big box of them and I overdosed (or ODed) on them. I find them less appealing now.


Gorged has specific connotations to do with food as it specifically references the feeling of closeness in the throat causing people to feel nauseated.

"I've been eating T-bone steak all day yesterday. I had leftovers today, but I couldn't eat them - I'm just so gorged on steak right now."



I see suggestions from the previous answers/comments which come very close and perhaps one or more of them fits your purpose.

You may also use "saturated".

I am just so saturated with steak right now.



It's more of an idiom than a single word, but you might use couldn't eat another bite

For instance:

Would you like some more of the stew?

No, thank you, I couldn't eat another bite.

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