Definition for SU-PER-FLU'I-TY

SU-PER-FLU'I-TY, n. [Fr. superfluité; It. superfluità; L. superfluitas; super and fluo, to flow.]

  1. Superabundance; a greater quantity than is wanted; as, a superfluity of water or provisions.
  2. Something that is beyond what is wanted; something rendered unnecessary by its abundance. Among the superfluities of life we seldom number the abundance of money.

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