- to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking, used up, etc.: to replenish one's stock of food.
- to supply (a fire, stove, etc.) with fresh fuel.
- to fill again or anew.
Origin of replenish
Examples from the Web for replenish
During each stop, Mooney takes a few days to recover from his time at sea and replenish his body.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother
October 19, 2014
And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.The Story of Noah's Ark From the Bible’s Book of Genesis
The Daily Beast
March 24, 2014
Nowadays, the crooks jam up the MetroCard dispensers so people are unable to purchase or replenish one.My Patrol With the NYPD’s Bill Bratton
March 14, 2014
That would raise the much-needed revenues to replenish public coffers, thereby preventing future budget cuts.Why America's Furious: Cornel West, Robert Reich, and More
The Daily Beast
June 2, 2011
BP flourished by consistently discovering new reserves to replenish the oil it was extracting.July Fourth Outrage: British Gov't Elevates Disgraced BP Boss
July 1, 2010
"With man gone, Earth will replenish herself," he said aloud.The Most Sentimental Man
Evelyn E. Smith
The rugs might be in rags and he would never ask me to replenish.The Gorgeous Girl</p>
The only way to replenish the supply was to make a trip to the block house.Old Rail Fence Corners
I see your glass is again empty,” said I; “perhaps you will replenish it?Lavengro
The North could replenish its depleted armies; the South could not.The Land We Live In</p>
- to make full or complete again by supplying what has been used up or is lacking
- to put fresh fuel on (a fire)
Word Origin and History for replenish
mid-14c., from Old French repleniss-, extended present participle stem of replenir "to fill up," from re-, here probably an intensive prefix, + -plenir, from Latin plenus "full" (see plenary). Related: Replanished; replenishing.