oversupply

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. overstudy,
  2. overstuff,
  3. overstuffed,
  4. oversubscribe,
  5. oversubscribed,
  6. overswing,
  7. overt,
  8. overtake,
  9. overtask,
  10. overtax

Origin of oversupply

First recorded in 1825–35; over- + supply1

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British Dictionary definitions for oversupply

oversupply

/ (ˈəʊvəˌsəplaɪ) /

noun

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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