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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