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

Through a combination of smuggling and local manufacturing, Hamas and Islamic Jihad have replenished their stock of roughly 10,000 rockets. Felicia Schwartz, WSJ, "Rejuvenated Hamas Tests Israel in High-Stakes Brinkmanship," 3 June 2019 Volkswagen brought two cars to the track and used fast chargers capable of replenishing the twin battery packs in around 20 minutes, but driver Romain Dumas—the same man who was piloting at Pikes Peak—only completed four laps throughout the day. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "Volkswagen I.D. R Smashes Nürburgring EV Record," 3 June 2019 Lucky for Julia—and for us—the supply has since been replenished. Glamour, "Julia Roberts Wore $44 Baublebar Rings With a Custom Salvatore Ferragamo Suit," 12 Apr. 2019 As a result, the sand washing from the shores isn’t being replenished. Tony Briscoe, chicagotribune.com, "What happens when Lake Superior has too much water? It dumps it into an already overflowing Lake Michigan," 13 July 2018 When combined, these ingredients replenish hair's moisture after some of it is stripped from shampooing. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Experts Explain How Conditioner Benefits Your Hair (and Why You Should Always Use It)," 16 Oct. 2018 After a long journey that has included its share of injuries, including Tommy John surgery two seasons ago, the Orioles’ top pitching prospect arrived in Baltimore to help replenish a bullpen that had accounted for 11 2/3 innings Sunday. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "As Orioles' Hunter Harvey nears major league debut, a proud father watches: 'It's all on him now'," 9 Apr. 2018 Dinner came and went, and wine glasses seemed magically replenished as everyone dined on steaks or the catch of the day. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "To Celebrate Their New Resort Line, Camilla Stærk and Helena Christensen Host a Rum-Soaked and Sun-Dappled Weekend in Puerto Rico," 18 Apr. 2019 China’s iron ore imports rose 3.5% in March, compared with a year earlier, after touching a 10-month-low in February, according to Chinese customs data on Friday, with steel mills replenishing inventories. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Sliding Freight Rates Send More Big Bulk Ships to Scrapyards," 12 Apr. 2019

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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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repletion

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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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