Definition of replenish
replenishableplay \-ni-shə-bəl\ adjective
replenishmentplay \-nish-mənt\ noun
Examples of replenish in a Sentence
An efficient staff of workers replenished the trays of appetizers almost as quickly as guests emptied them.
He replenished his supply of wood in preparation for the winter.
Drink this—you need to replenish your fluids after your hike.
plants that replenish soil nutrients
Recent Examples of replenish from the Web
In the last year, since Hostetler was preparing for his first draft as director, the Sox have replenished their farm system completely.
The idea is to avoid future algae outbreaks by sending excess lake water to the reservoir, where it could be cleaned up and then used to replenish the Everglades.
Winter cold fronts driven by strong westerly winds typically bring replenishing rains to Cape Town.
The Royals, of course, could use the assets to replenish their minor-league system and jump-start a rebuilding effort before 2018.
Verrett’s reward for both outings was a trip back to Norfolk the following day to replenish the bullpen.
And they’re not being replenished with fresh immigrants.
Finding so much elemental sulfur in Borup Fjord Pass suggested to Gleeson and colleagues that the supply of sulfur was being replenished, possibly by microbes.
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Origin and Etymology 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
REPLENISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of replenish for English Language Learners
: to fill or build up (something) again
REPLENISH Defined for Kids
Definition of replenish for Students
: to make full or complete once more We need to replenish our supplies.
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