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replenish

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verb re·plen·ish \ri-ˈple-nish\

Simple Definition of replenish

  • : to fill or build up (something) again

Full Definition of replenish

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to fill with persons or animals :  stock b archaic :  to supply fully :  perfect c :  to fill with inspiration or power :  nourish

  3. 2 a :  to fill or build up again <replenished his glass> b :  to make good :  replace

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become full :  fill up again

re·plen·ish·able play \-ni-shə-bəl\ adjective
re·plen·ish·er noun
re·plen·ish·ment play \-nish-mənt\ noun

Examples of replenish

  1. An efficient staff of workers replenished the trays of appetizers almost as quickly as guests emptied them.

  2. He replenished his supply of wood in preparation for the winter.

  3. Drink this—you need to replenish your fluids after your hike.

  4. plants that replenish soil nutrients



Origin of replenish

Middle English replenisshen, from Anglo-French repleniss-, stem of replenir to fill, from re- + plein full, from Latin plenus — more at full


First Known Use: 14th century



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