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Definition of "oversupply" []

  • A supply in excess of what is appropriate or required. (noun)
  • To supply in excess of what is appropriate or required: oversupplied the troops with blankets; oversupplied blankets to the troops. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "oversupply" in a sentence
  • "The oversupply is exacerbated by a reduction in household formation due to the recession."
  • "The tug-of-war between near-term oversupply of oil and expected stronger demand in the second half of the year pushed June crude oil to $3.02 a barrel below the July-delivery contract."
  • "Near-term oversupply worries in crude had traders selling the July contract and moving into forward contracts."