spent

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adjective \ˈspent\

Definition of spent

  1. 1a :  used up :  consumedb :  exhausted of active or required components or qualities often for a particular purpose <spent nuclear fuel>

  2. 2 :  drained of energy or effectiveness :  exhausted

  3. 3 :  exhausted of spawn or sperm <spent fishes>

Examples of spent in a sentence

  1. <he plopped down in his chair, completely spent, and then fell asleep>

Origin and Etymology of spent

Middle English, from past participle of spenden to spend


First Known Use: 15th century



SPENT Defined for English Language Learners

spent

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adjective \ˈspent\

Definition of spent for English Language Learners

  • : used up and no longer useful

  • : tired and drained of energy


SPENT Defined for Kids

spent

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adjective \ˈspent\

Definition of spent for Students

  1. 1 :  used up <a spent battery>

  2. 2 :  drained of energy <By Fridays, I'm spent.>



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