transitive verb-·plied′, -·ply′ing
to supply in excess
too great a supply
A supply in excess of what is appropriate or required.
transitive verbo·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.
(third-person singular simple present oversupplies, present participle oversupplying, simple past and past participle oversupplied)
- To supply more than is needed
- An excessive supply. [from 19th c.]
From over- +"Ž supply.