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excess demand

(economics) a situation in which the market demand for a commodity is greater than its market supply, thus causing its market price to rise
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  • Then he made an excess demand on the motor muscles of his legs, and in six wild leaps he had gained the goat's side.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley

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