[ noun oh-ver-suh-plahy; verb oh-ver-suh-plahy ]
/ noun ˈoʊ vər səˌplaɪ; verb ˌoʊ vər səˈplaɪ /

noun, plural o·ver·sup·plies.

an excessive supply.

verb (used with object), o·ver·sup·plied, o·ver·sup·ply·ing.

to supply in excess.

Origin of oversupply

First recorded in1825–35; over- + supply1
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British Dictionary definitions for oversupply

/ (ˈəʊvəˌsəplaɪ) /


the supply of too much or too many

verb (ˌəʊvəˈsəplaɪ) -plies, -plying or -plied

(tr) to supply too much (material, etc) or too many (goods, people, etc)
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