verb (used with object), glut·ted, glut·ting.
- 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.
verb (used without object), glut·ted, glut·ting.
- 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.
- 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
verb gluts, glutting or glutted (tr)
- 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
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.