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oversubscribed ‎(comparative more oversubscribed, superlative most oversubscribed)

  1. Having insufficient capacity to meet the demand of those who are interested.
    • 2007 June 30, Erik Eckholm, “For Poor Families, an Added Burden of Too Many Pets”, New York Times:
      So the Swetmans were grateful to get an appointment at a temporary free clinic for their latest two puppies, even if there were no slots left in the oversubscribed five-day program for their eight older unspayed females.
    • 2009 January 16, “QBE to sell $115m on oversubscribed retail share sale”, Herald Sun:
      QBE Insurance Group will sell about $115 million of new shares to its retail investors, after scaling back the oversubscribed purchase plan.
    • 2009 January 21, Hugh Muir, “Diary: Hugh Muir”, The Guardian:
      And we know that because the organisers of the British Parking Association Awards, to be held at London's Dorchester in March, have just told the entrants that they are so heavily oversubscribed for tables that none can be allocated at this early stage.




  1. simple past tense and past participle of oversubscribe