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glut (GLUHT) (s) (noun), gluts (pl)
1. An oversupply of something: Flooding a market with an excess amount of goods results in a glut of such items.

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 (verb), gluts; glutted; glutting
1. To swallow, to gorge oneself; to greedily eat too much: Nell is excessively glutting her food and, as a result, she is getting fatter everyday.
2. To supply something that is much greater than can be sold or is needed or wanted: It's possible that there are so many university graduates glutting certain areas of the labor force that only a limited number will be able to find the kind of occupation that they are hoping for.

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

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

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Word Entries at Get Words: “gluts
More supply than demand; superabundance of something. (1)