oversupply

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From over- +‎ supply.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. To supply more than is needed.

NounEdit

oversupply (countable and uncountable, 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.