from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To stock more of (something) than necessary or desirable.
  • noun An excessive supply.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Superabundance; more than is sufficient.
  • To stock or supply in excess of what is wanted; fill to overflowing; glut; crowd: as, to overstock the market with goods, or a farm with cattle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Stock in excess.
  • transitive verb To fill too full; to supply in excess.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To stock to an excessive degree
  • noun An excessive stock; a surplus or glut

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb stock excessively


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