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[plen-ish] /ˈplɛn ɪʃ/
verb (used with object), Chiefly Scot.
to fill up; stock; furnish.
Origin of plenish
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English plenyss < Middle French pleniss-, long stem of plenir to fill, ultimately < Latin plēnus full. See plenum, -ish2
Related forms
plenisher, noun
plenishment, noun
unplenished, adjective Unabridged
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  • The pretty cowherd would fill the pail with water to plenish the tubs from which her charges drank.

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  • To all this a little money is added by the parties present, to enable the young couple to plenish their little domicile.

British Dictionary definitions for plenish


(transitive) (Scot) to fill, stock, or resupply
Derived Forms
plenisher, noun
plenishment, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old French pleniss-, from plenir, from Latin plēnus full
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