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
Or because the marketplace had become suddenly glutted with masterpieces.
Not only had the parasites glutted his bloodstream, but he also was taking
  friendly fire from his own immune system.
The magazine market got glutted, for example, and advertisers shifted some
  dollars away from science coverage.
Construction is at a standstill because our cities are glutted with unrentable
  office space.
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