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glut

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verb \ˈglət\

Definition of glut

glut·tedglut·ting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to fill especially with food to satiety

  3. 2 :  to flood (the market) with goods so that supply exceeds demand

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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


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glut

noun

Simple Definition of glut

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

Full Definition of glut

  1. 1 :  an excessive quantity :  oversupply

  2. 2 archaic :  the act or process of glutting

Circa 1546

First Known Use of glut

circa 1546


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glut

verb

Definition of glut

glut·tedglut·ting

archaic

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to swallow greedily



Origin of glut

probably from obsolete glut, noun, swallow


First Known Use: 1600



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