overstocked


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o·ver·stock

 (ō′vər-stŏk′)
tr.v. o·ver·stocked, o·ver·stock·ing, o·ver·stocks
To stock more of (something) than necessary or desirable.
n. (ō′vər-stŏk′)
An excessive supply.

overstocked

(ˌəʊvəˈstɒkt)
adj
1. containing too many fish
2. (Agriculture) having more farm animals on a piece of land than it is capable of maintaining
3. (Commerce) holding a commodity in excess of requirements
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GAME continued to abound throughout the winter, and the camp was overstocked with provisions.
When the demand is equal to the quantity of goods at market, the consumer generally pays the duty; but when the markets happen to be overstocked, a great proportion falls upon the merchant, and sometimes not only exhausts his profits, but breaks in upon his capital.
They were accompanied by a brief letter to the effect that the syndicate was overstocked, and that some months would elapse before it would be in the market again for manuscripts.
The captain was very well satisfied with this plain relation I had given him, and said, "he hoped, when we returned to England, I would oblige the world by putting it on paper, and making it public." My answer was, "that we were overstocked with books of travels: that nothing could now pass which was not extraordinary; wherein I doubted some authors less consulted truth, than their own vanity, or interest, or the diversion of ignorant readers; that my story could contain little beside common events, without those ornamental descriptions of strange plants, trees, birds, and other animals; or of the barbarous customs and idolatry of savage people, with which most writers abound.
A well-stocked intelligence weakens the impulse to action; an overstocked one leads gently to idiocy.
That's precisely it, said the landlord, and I told him he couldn't sell it here, the market's overstocked. With what?
Malacanang said President Duterte will wait for the explanation of Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on the report of the Commission on Audit (COA) that the department has overstocked medicines worth P18.4 billion.
com/saving-bhutans-forest/), he actually opines that our forest is overstocked, that there is no cause for us to be proud of the fact that we have 83.90% forest coverage.
It's the best thing to do to find out if it's overstocked,' Sotto said at a news forum in the Senate.
Built on a model of acquiring products that have been overstocked, returned, or received minor cosmetic damage to the packaging, GoOpenBox acquires that merchandise and offers it for sale through its e-commerce site at a significant savings compared to the original retail price.
Ms Cullen faces five charges of misconduct, including offering and or allowing staff to take overstocked medication, including Gaviscon, co-codamol, paracetamol and senna, for their own personal use and taking some for her own personal use.
ITV boss Michael Grade has admitted the channel is "overstocked" with shows.