verb (used with object), glut·ted, glut·ting.
verb (used without object), glut·ted, glut·ting.
Origin of glut
Synonyms for glut
Related Words for glutsoversupply, saturation, surplus, plenitude, superfluity, surfeit, excess, nimiety, load, clog, overwhelm, jade, pall, cloy, fill, hog, overload, flood, sate, cram
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Historical Examples of gluts
The boughs swung over them and swept them; the swamp-water was lifted, and gluts of it slapped in Flor's face.
The grub that does not eat its fill remains small, while the one that gluts itself grows fat.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri Fabre
Then, there was the theory of general "gluts," and of what is still denounced as over-production.Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)
Sir Leslie Stephen
Cheapness caused by gluts of the market is merely a disease of clumsy and wanton commerce.The Crown of Wild Olive
With fruit in gluts, and dropping fast, the kiln was supplemented by scaffolds.Dishes & Beverages of the Old South
Martha McCulloch Williams
verb gluts, glutting or glutted (tr)
Word Origin for glut
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.
An oversupply of goods on the market.