verb (used with object), glut·ted, glut·ting.

  1. to feed or fill to satiety; sate: to glut the appetite.
  2. to feed or fill to excess; cloy.
  3. to flood (the market) with a particular item or service so that the supply greatly exceeds the demand.
  4. to choke up: to glut a channel.

verb (used without object), glut·ted, glut·ting.

  1. to eat to satiety or to excess.


  1. a full supply.
  2. an excessive supply or amount; surfeit.
  3. an act of glutting or the state of being glutted.


  1. an excessive amount, as in the production of a crop, often leading to a fall in price
  2. the act of glutting or state of being glutted

verb gluts, glutting or glutted (tr)

  1. to feed or supply beyond capacity
  2. to supply (a market) with a commodity in excess of the demand for it
  3. 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.

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