glut

[gluht]
verb (used with object), glutted, glutting.
1.
to feed or fill to satiety; sate: to glut the appetite.
2.
to feed or fill to excess; cloy.
3.
to flood (the market) with a particular item or service so that the supply greatly exceeds the demand.
4.
to choke up: to glut a channel.
verb (used without object), glutted, glutting.
5.
to eat to satiety or to excess.
noun
6.
a full supply.
7.
an excessive supply or amount; surfeit.
8.
an act of glutting or the state of being glutted.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English gluten, back formation from glutun glutton1

gluttingly, adverb
overglut, verb (used with object), overglutted, overglutting.
unglutted, adjective


1. surfeit, stuff, satiate. 5. gorge, cram. 7. surplus, excess, superabundance.
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glut (ɡlʌt)
 
n
1.  an excessive amount, as in the production of a crop, often leading to a fall in price
2.  the act of glutting or state of being glutted
 
vb , gluts, glutting, glutted
3.  to feed or supply beyond capacity
4.  to supply (a market) with a commodity in excess of the demand for it
5.  to cram full or choke up: to glut a passage
 
[C14: probably from Old French gloutir, from Latin gluttīre; see glutton1]
 
'gluttingly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

glut
early 14c., "to swallow too much, to feed to repletion," probably from O.Fr. gloter "to swallow, gulp down," from L. gluttire "swallow, gulp down," from PIE base *glu- "to swallow" (cf. Rus. glot "draught, gulp"). The noun (1530s), from the verb, originally meant "a gulp;" meaning "condition of being
full or sated" is 1570s; mercantile sense is first recorded 1590s.
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Cultural Dictionary

glut definition


An oversupply of goods on the market.

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Example sentences
The fact that there is a glut of candidates for few job positions seems more
  plausible.
The glut halved prices for fishermen in the past few years, to between three
  and four dollars a pound.
The result is a glut of people with advanced degrees, and a lack of cutting
  edge industries that can employ them.
One obstacle to a housing recovery is the glut of unsold homes.
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