- 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.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for glutted
Then, glutted with the feast, he crept away to lick his bruises and recover from the fray.Followers of the Trail
A madness of hate seized on us; we glutted our appetites to the very gorge.John Splendid
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
It is in the names of Liberty and Brotherhood that the prisons will reek, and the headsman be glutted.Zanoni
Edward Bulwer Lytton
- 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
- 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 upto glut a passage
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.
An oversupply of goods on the market.