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glut

play
verb \ ˈglət \

Definition of glut

glutted; glutting
transitive verb
1 :to fill especially with food to satiety
  • glutted themselves at the restaurant buffet
2 :to flood (the market) with goods so that supply exceeds demand
  • The market is glutted with oil.
intransitive verb
:to eat gluttonously

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Origin and Etymology of glut

Middle English glouten, probably from Anglo-French glutir to swallow, from Latin gluttire — more at glutton

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

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glut

noun

Definition of glut

1 :an excessive quantity :oversupply
  • a glut of oil on the market
2 archaic :the act or process of glutting

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Origin and Etymology of glut

see 1glut


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glut

verb

Definition of glut

glutted; glutting
transitive verb
archaic
:to swallow greedily

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Origin and Etymology of glut

probably from obsolete glut, noun, swallow


GLUT Defined for English Language Learners

glut

noun

Definition of glut for English Language Learners

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


GLUT Defined for Kids

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glut

play
verb \ ˈglət \

Definition of glut for Students

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

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glut

noun

Definition of glut for Students

:too much of something


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