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verb (used with object) Chiefly Scot.
  1. to fill up; stock; furnish.
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Origin of plenish

1425–75; late Middle English plenyss < Middle French pleniss-, long stem of plenir to fill, ultimately < Latin plēnus full. See plenum, -ish2
Related formsplen·ish·er, nounplen·ish·ment, nounun·plen·ished, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The pretty cowherd would fill the pail with water to plenish the tubs from which her charges drank.


    Beatrix Jungman

  • 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


  1. (tr) Scot to fill, stock, or resupply
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Derived Formsplenisher, nounplenishment, noun

Word Origin

C15: from Old French pleniss-, from plenir, from Latin plēnus full
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