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[n. oh-ver-suh-plahy; v. oh-ver-suh-plahy] /n. ˈoʊ vər səˌplaɪ; v. ˌoʊ vər səˈplaɪ/
noun, plural oversupplies.
an excessive supply.
verb (used with object), oversupplied, oversupplying.
to supply in excess.
Origin of oversupply
1825-35; over- + supply1 Unabridged
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  • Nowhere is the problem of an oversupply worse than that of music.
  • Indeed, evidence of property oversupply is everywhere.
  • But even if the overall number of unsold units is not as bad as feared, it does not capture the full effects of oversupply.
  • Production is deliberately carried out in small batches to avoid oversupply.
  • The change from chronic shortages to oversupply was a bonanza for consumers.
British Dictionary definitions for oversupply


the supply of too much or too many
verb (ˌəʊvəˈsəplaɪ) -plies, -plying, -plied
(transitive) to supply too much (material, etc) or too many (goods, people, etc)
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