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[ri-plee-shuh n] /rɪˈpli ʃən/
the condition of being abundantly supplied or filled; fullness.
overfullness resulting from excessive eating or drinking; surfeit.
Origin of repletion
1350-1400; Middle English replecioun surfeit (< Middle French) < Late Latin replētiōn- (stem of replētiō), equivalent to Latin replēt(us) (see replete) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Croizette had on her side all the bankers and all the people who were suffering from repletion.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • Yet there was no sign about the boy of the lassitude of repletion.

    Our Casualty And Other Stories James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
  • Once a year, at the village club dinner, they gormandise to repletion.

    The Toilers of the Field Richard Jefferies
  • And it was the child's desire that the pappoose on the Reserve should eat to repletion.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • The Anglian learned to feast to repletion, and drink to delirium.

    Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • We must all die; but we need not all die of repletion, which, I fear, was his case.

    Last Words Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • You know by his looks, he too is suffering the pangs of repletion.

    Ginger-Snaps Fanny Fern
  • We went from room to room, each filled to repletion—not a dozen beds in all.

  • But the box was full to repletion, and the bowl of the spoon would not go in.

    Egholm and his God Johannes Buchholtz
  • They ate to repletion; and no longer regretted the rich flesh-pots of Pharaoh.

    The Bird Jules Michelet
British Dictionary definitions for repletion


the state or condition of being replete; fullness, esp excessive fullness due to overeating
the satisfaction of a need or desire
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Word Origin and History for repletion

late 14c., from Old French repletion, replection (early 14c.) or directly from Late Latin repletionem (nominative repletio), noun of action from past participle stem of replere "to fill" (see replete).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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repletion in Medicine

repletion re·ple·tion (rĭ-plē'shən)

  1. The condition of being fully supplied or completely filled.

  2. A state of excessive fullness.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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