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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 yule-log was blazing on the hearth, and their cups were bright and plenished.

  • Some were regular type-cases, plenished with glittering new fonts all distributed.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde Stewart Edward White
  • A cold wind blew from the gate, bringing with it an evil odour; but it did not chill me, for the sun had plenished me with warmth.

    Lilith George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for plenished


(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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