re·​ple·​tion | \ ri-ˈplē-shən How to pronounce repletion (audio) \

Definition of repletion

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

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Recent Examples on the Web In certain conditions, IV repletion of these vitamins and minerals can boost the levels in the body more rapidly. NBC News, "Feeling sick-ish, I went to a drip bar for an immunity boost. Here's what happened.," 5 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of repletion

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Repletion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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re·​ple·​tion | \ ri-ˈplē-shən How to pronounce repletion (audio) \

Medical Definition of repletion

: 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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