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oversold

[ oh-ver-sohld ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈsoʊld /
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verb

simple past tense and past participle of oversell.

adjective

marked by prices considered unjustifiably low because of heavy and extensive selling: The stock market is oversold.

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Origin of oversold

First recorded in 1875–80; over- + sold
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