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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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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 the 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.

A unit related to: “glut
(Latin: gurgitare, "to flood"; gurges, gurgitis, "the gullet, a gulf, the sea"; to surge, to flood; pour, glut, gorge; whirlpool, engulf; boiling liquid)
(Greek: buttock, butt, rump; muscles of the buttocks; sometimes, it means "round")
(Latin: glue, sticky substance which remains in flour when the starch is taken out)
Word Entries at Get Words: “glut
More supply than demand; superabundance of something. (1)