glutto-, glutt-

(Latin: to swallow, gulp down)

deglutition (s) (noun), deglutitions (pl)
The process or act by which food or liquid goes from the mouth to the stomach via the esophagus or the muscular tube which carries food from the throat to the stomach: "The first phase of deglutition is voluntary or is done without any conscious thought because it is such a common activity that there is rarely any thinking about what is happening."
englut (verb), engluts; englutted; englutting
To gulp down or to swallow food greedily: "To englut is the same thing as making a pig of yourself. "
glut (verb), gluts; glutted; glutting
1. To swallow, to gulp down; greedily eating too much: "Nell is glutting her stomach with too much food and so she is getting fatter everyday."
2. A supply of something that is much greater than can be sold or is needed or wanted: "The current glut of university graduates could mean that many of them will not be able to find jobs."

"Cheaper products from abroad glutted the market, lowering the profits for local sellers."

"If the market is glutted with so much oil then why is the cost of gas still so expensive?"

glut GLUHT (pronunciation) (s) (noun), gluts (pl)
1. An oversupply of something: "Flooding a market with an excess of goods means that the supply is greater than a demand for them or there is a glut in the market."

"There is usually a glut of fresh vegetables in August, but with all of the flooding or draughts, the glut may be greatly reduced."

2. Etymology: from Middle English glotten, "to eat greedily"; from Latin gluttire, "to swallow".
An excess or superabundance of supply over demand.
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glut, glut, gluten, glutton
glut (GLUT) (noun)
Too much of something or a supply of something that is much more than is needed or wanted: "There is a glut of oil on the market."
glut (GLUT) (verb)
To fill with more of something than is needed or wanted: "Seeing the amount of food piled up on his plate, there is no doubt that Rodger will glut himself during this meal."
gluten (GLOOT'n) (noun)
A protein substance in wheat and flour which does not dissolve in water but becomes sticky, holding dough together: "The amount of gluten in the flour is an important factor in how well the bread dough will rise."
glutton (GLUT'n) (noun)
1. Someone who eats too much: "Karl is a glutton for ice cream and pie."
2. Someone who wants a large amount of something: "Mildred is a glutton for gossip."

The gluten-free items in the health-food store did not appeal to the glutton who liked to glut himself with starchy treats.

—Callie Cardamon

There was a glut on the market of gluten free products many of which were very appealing to the glutton who prided himself by having a natural products diet.

glutteny (s) (noun), gluttenies (pl)
An obsolete or outdated form of gluttony as shown below in this unit.
glutton (s) (noun), gluttons (pl)
1. Someone who eats too much and so consumes more than he or she should: "When Joe's family went to the restaurant, it was obvious that they were gluttons as indicated by the amount and the way they were eating; as well as, the obesity of their bodies."
2. Anyone with an unusual capacity to receive or to withstand something: "Henry was a glutton for punishment because sometimes he stayed up to work on his personal website until just before dawn and then he had to go to work."

"Debora's sister is said to be a glutton for gossip and participates in such an activity quite often."

"The Jone's family are known to be gluttons for TV as is indicated by the many TV sets that they have in their home and the numerous hours that they spend watching television programs."

Having a great capacity for something.
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gluttonish (adjective), more gluttonish, most gluttonish
A descriptive term for being greedy or wanting an abnormally large amount of something: "Victor spent his career in business as a gluttonish investor in all kinds ways to make much more money than most people can imagine ever doing."
gluttonize, gluttonise (British) (verb), gluttonizes; gluttonized; gluttonizing
To eat too much; to eat voraciously or without restraint: "Mark's son upset people who were eating with or near him because instead of taking normal amounts of food and chewing it, he filled his mouth with large amounts and just swallowed it as if he were starving."
gluttonous (adjective), more gluttonous, most gluttonous
1. A reference to eating too much and doing it greedily: "Joseph was accused of being more gluttonous than his brothers because he was always taking much more on his plate than they did."
2. Characteristic of over indulging in desires for something: "The gluttonous little boy made considerable demands for constant attention by his parents."

"Bryan was the most gluttonous person when working in front of his computer than anyone else in the office."

gluttony (s) (noun), gluttonies (pl)
The habit or act of eating too much or drinking too much: "Mariah couldn't tolerate her husband's gluttony of eating such large quantities of food any longer; so, she was considering divorcing him."

"Gluttony is said to be a vice or sin which is classified as one of the seven deadly sins."

Related "eat, eating" word units: brycho-; esculent-; esophago-; phago-; vor-.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "food, nutrition, nourishment": alimento-; broma-; carno-; cibo-; esculent-; sitio-; tropho-; Eating Crawling Snacks; Eating: Carnivorous-Plant "Pets"; Eating: Folivory or Leaf Eaters; Eating: Omnivorous.