cloy

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From an aphetic form of Middle English acloyen, from Old French enclouer, encloer, from Vulgar Latin *inclāvāre, from Late Latin clāvāre, present active infinitive of clāvō, from Latin clāvus.

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cloy (third-person singular simple present cloys, present participle cloying, simple past and past participle cloyed)

  1. (transitive) To fill up or choke up; to stop up.
  2. (transitive) To clog, to glut, or satisfy, as the appetite; to satiate.
  3. (transitive) To fill to loathing; to surfeit.

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