replenish

verb
re·​plen·​ish | \ ri-ˈple-nish How to pronounce replenish (audio) \
replenished; replenishing; replenishes

Definition of replenish

transitive verb

1a : to fill with persons or animals : stock
b archaic : to supply fully : perfect
c : to fill with inspiration or power : nourish
2a : to fill or build up again replenished his glass
b : to make good : replace

intransitive verb

: to become full : fill up again

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Other Words from replenish

replenishable \ ri-​ˈple-​ni-​shə-​bəl How to pronounce replenishable (audio) \ adjective
replenisher noun
replenishment \ ri-​ˈple-​nish-​mənt How to pronounce replenishment (audio) \ 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
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Recent Examples on the Web

The Mariners have a new plan to rebuild and replenish their roster going forward. Ryan Divish, The Seattle Times, "Analysis: What does Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto mean about a ‘step back’ in 2019?," 21 Nov. 2018 Cultivate your natural, earthy radiance with Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil, an all-natural moisturizing oil that replenishes your skin through healthy and organic ingredients. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What August's Taurus Horoscope Means for You," 30 July 2018 This water is replenished through a model known as aquifer recharge (AR), and at this point includes natural and manmade methods. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Climate Change Could Turn Earth's Aquifers Into a Time Bomb," 22 Jan. 2019 With better inventory visibility and more transparency throughout the supply chain, suppliers and retailers could stay on the same page in terms of tracking the progress of shipments and knowing when products need to be replenished. Hilary George-parkin, Vox, "The technology behind bitcoin is coming for retail, and you probably won’t even notice.," 18 Oct. 2018 Electrolytes are minerals that keep our systems functioning and, in the case of extensive sweat loss, will need to be replenished. Laura Schwecherl, SELF, "The First-Time Marathoner's Guide to Fuel and Hydration for Your Marathon Training," 6 Oct. 2018 Organizers said that since the lake’s fish need to be replenished each year, the release is an opportunity for the public to get involved and have fun while helping to maintain the native fish population. Gina Grillo, chicagotribune.com, "Residents help restock fish population at Lake Glenview," 1 May 2018 Autofill tanks use sensors and computers to determine when freezer tanks need to be automatically replenished with liquid nitrogen, which keeps tissue samples at -196 Celsius. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "Timeline of how the UH fertility freezer incident unfolded," 3 Apr. 2018 The beverage and snack company now replenishes stocks at some stores around the clock, Mr. Carroll says, after finding that nearly 50% of online orders are placed at night and retailers tend to package pickup orders during off hours. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Online Orders Force Supermarkets to Rethink Their Stores," 2 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of replenish

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for replenish

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

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The first known use of replenish was in the 14th century

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More Definitions for replenish

replenish

verb

English Language Learners Definition of replenish

somewhat formal : to fill or build up (something) again

replenish

verb
re·​plen·​ish | \ ri-ˈple-nish How to pronounce replenish (audio) \
replenished; replenishing

Kids Definition of replenish

: to make full or complete once more We need to replenish our supplies.

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