cloy /kloi/

verb. disgust or sicken (someone) with an excess of sweetness, richness, or sentiment: a romantic, rather cloying story/ a curious bittersweetness that cloyed her senses/ [intrans.] the first long sip gives a malty taste that never cloys

ORIGIN late middle English: shortening of obsolete accloy [stop up, choke] from old French encloyer ‘drive a nail into,’ from medieval Latin inclavare from clavus,‘a nail’

Oxford American Dictionaries

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