repletion

noun

re·​ple·​tion ri-ˈplē-shən How to pronounce repletion (audio)
1
: the act of eating to excess : the state of being fed to excess : surfeit
2
: the condition of being filled up or overcrowded
3
: fulfillment of a need or desire : satisfaction

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Besides the need for more research about iron repletion in blood from younger women, Hod and the other study authors said more research needs to be done about whether the results of this study extend to teenagers. Brittany Trang, STAT, 21 Sep. 2022 Most everything was timed to a training and carbo depletion phase, then a repletion phase. Amby Burfoot, Outside Online, 19 Nov. 2020 Before his big Frankfurt Marathon effort last fall, Hughes followed the old-fashioned, extreme depletion-and-repletion system of carbo-loading. Amby Burfoot, Outside Online, 1 May 2020 In certain conditions, IV repletion of these vitamins and minerals can boost the levels in the body more rapidly. NBC News, 5 Feb. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English repleccioun, repleccion "eating or drinking to excess, satiety, overabundance of humors," borrowed from Anglo-French repleciun, repletion, borrowed from Medieval Latin replētiōn-, replētiō "act of filling up, fullness, being filled to excess (of food or humors)," going back to Latin, "process of filling up (an ulcer)," from replēre "to make full again, replenish, restore, fill up, sate" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action — more at replete

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of repletion was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Repletion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repletion. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

repletion

noun

re·​ple·​tion ri-ˈplē-shən How to pronounce repletion (audio)
1
: the act of eating too much : the state of being fed too much
made sick by repletion
2
: fulfillment of a need or desire : satisfaction

Medical Definition

repletion

noun

re·​ple·​tion ri-ˈplē-shən How to pronounce repletion (audio)
: the act or process of replenishing or state of being replenished following depletion (as of a constituent of the blood)
sodium repletion

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