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n. pl. o·ver·sup·plies
A supply in excess of what is appropriate or required.
tr.v. (ō′vər-sə-plī′) o·ver·sup·plied, o·ver·sup·ply·ing, o·ver·sup·plies
To supply in excess of what is appropriate or required: oversupplied the troops with blankets; oversupplied blankets to the troops.
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the supply of too much or too many
vb, -plies, -plying or -plied
(tr) to supply too much (material, etc) or too many (goods, people, etc)
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n., pl. -plies,
v. -plied, -ply•ing. n.
1. a supply in excess of need.v.t.
2. to supply in excess of need.
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Past participle: oversupplied
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|Noun||1.||oversupply - the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall|
|Verb||1.||oversupply - supply with an excess of; "flood the market with tennis shoes"; "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"|
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