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[gluht] /glʌt/
verb (used with object), glutted, glutting.
to feed or fill to satiety; sate:
to glut the appetite.
to feed or fill to excess; cloy.
to flood (the market) with a particular item or service so that the supply greatly exceeds the demand.
to choke up:
to glut a channel.
verb (used without object), glutted, glutting.
to eat to satiety or to excess.
a full supply.
an excessive supply or amount; surfeit.
an act of glutting or the state of being glutted.
Origin of glut
1275-1325; Middle English gluten, back formation from glutun glutton1
Related forms
gluttingly, adverb
overglut, verb (used with object), overglutted, overglutting.
unglutted, adjective
1. surfeit, stuff, satiate. 5. gorge, cram. 7. surplus, excess, superabundance. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for glutted
Historical Examples
  • Then, glutted with the feast, he crept away to lick his bruises and recover from the fray.

  • A madness of hate seized on us; we glutted our appetites to the very gorge.

    John Splendid Neil Munro
  • The truth is, I fear, that the market has been glutted and the business overdone.

    Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska Charles Warren Stoddard
  • Our eyes are ever glutted with the wonders of the sky, and of the lights which are shed around us.

    In Court and Kampong Hugh Clifford
  • It is in the names of Liberty and Brotherhood that the prisons will reek, and the headsman be glutted.

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • I let none escape: I had them all in their turns, and glutted my thirst for revenge.

    Frank Mildmay Captain Frederick Marryat
  • He was too light for the work, which would have glutted the capacity of a steam shovel.

    Sixes and Sevens

    O. Henry
  • Would we mind saying if our thirst for vengeance was glutted yet?

    The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram
  • Instead of satisfying a point of honor, it is vengeance to be glutted.

  • The slave-markets of Egypt and Tunis were glutted with Chian captives.

British Dictionary definitions for glutted


an excessive amount, as in the production of a crop, often leading to a fall in price
the act of glutting or state of being glutted
verb (transitive) gluts, glutting, glutted
to feed or supply beyond capacity
to supply (a market) with a commodity in excess of the demand for it
to cram full or choke up: to glut a passage
Derived Forms
gluttingly, adverb
Word Origin
C14: probably from Old French gloutir, from Latin gluttīre; see glutton1
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Word Origin and History for glutted



1530s, "a gulp," from glut (v.). Meaning "condition of being full or sated" is 1570s; mercantile sense is first recorded 1590s.



early 14c., "to swallow too much; to feed to repletion," probably from Old French gloter "to swallow, gulp down," from Latin gluttire "swallow, gulp down," from PIE root *gwele- "to swallow" (cf. Russian glot "draught, gulp"). Related: Glutted; glutting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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glutted in Culture

glut definition

An oversupply of goods on the market.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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