oversupply

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From over- +‎ supply.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

oversupply (third-person singular simple present oversupplies, present participle oversupplying, simple past and past participle oversupplied)

  1. To supply more than is needed

Noun[edit]

oversupply (plural oversupplies)

  1. An excessive supply. [from 19th c.]
    • 2012, Jurek Martin, ‘A Singular President’, Literary Review, 401:
      He does not like twisting arms, LBJ's forte, preferring the force of reason, a commodity not in over-supply in the nation's capital.