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1glut

verb \ˈglət\
glut·tedglut·ting

Definition of GLUT

transitive verb
1
:  to fill especially with food to satiety
2
:  to flood (the market) with goods so that supply exceeds demand
intransitive verb
:  to eat gluttonously

Origin of GLUT

Middle English glouten, probably from Anglo-French glutir to swallow, from Latin gluttire — more at glutton
First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of GLUT

satiate, sate, surfeit, cloy, pall, glut, gorge mean to fill to repletion. satiate and sate may sometimes imply only complete satisfaction but more often suggest repletion that has destroyed interest or desire <years of globe-trotting had satiated their interest in travel> <readers were sated with sensationalistic stories>. surfeit implies a nauseating repletion <surfeited themselves with junk food>. cloy stresses the disgust or boredom resulting from such surfeiting <sentimental pictures that cloy after a while>. pall emphasizes the loss of ability to stimulate interest or appetite <a life of leisure eventually begins to pall>. glut implies excess in feeding or supplying <a market glutted with diet books>. gorge suggests glutting to the point of bursting or choking <gorged themselves with chocolate>.

Rhymes with GLUT

2glut

noun

: too much of something : a supply of something that is much more than is needed or wanted

Full Definition of GLUT

1
:  an excessive quantity :  oversupply
2
archaic :  the act or process of glutting

First Known Use of GLUT

circa 1546

3glut

verb
glut·tedglut·ting

Definition of GLUT

transitive verb
archaic
:  to swallow greedily

Origin of GLUT

probably from obsolete glut, noun, swallow
First Known Use: 1600
GLUT Defined for Kids

1glut

verb \ˈglət\
glut·tedglut·ting

Definition of GLUT for Kids

1
:  to make very full
2
:  to flood with goods so that supply is greater than demand <The market is glutted with new cars.>

2glut

noun

Definition of GLUT for Kids

:  too much of something

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