adjective Archaic.

worn out; exhausted.

Also forespent.

Origin of forspent

past participle of Middle English forspenden, Old English forspendan. See for-, spend Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for forspent

Historical Examples of forspent

  • No wonder there is an appalling infant mortality, while a childbed death is too often the fate of the forspent mother.

    The Old World in the New

    Edward Alsworth Ross

British Dictionary definitions for forspent




archaic tired out; exhausted
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