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verb (used with object)
  1. to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking, used up, etc.: to replenish one's stock of food.
  2. to supply (a fire, stove, etc.) with fresh fuel.
  3. to fill again or anew.
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Origin of replenish

1300–50; Middle English replenisshen < Middle French repleniss-, long stem of replenir to fill, Old French, equivalent to re- re- + plenir to fill (derivative of plein < Latin plēnus full1)
Related formsre·plen·ish·er, nounre·plen·ish·ment, nounun·re·plen·ished, adjectivewell-re·plen·ished, adjective
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  • "With man gone, Earth will replenish herself," he said aloud.

  • The rugs might be in rags and he would never ask me to replenish.

    The Gorgeous Girl

    Nalbro Bartley

  • The only way to replenish the supply was to make a trip to the block house.

  • I see your glass is again empty,” said I; “perhaps you will replenish it?


    George Borrow

  • The North could replenish its depleted armies; the South could not.

British Dictionary definitions for replenish


verb (tr)
  1. to make full or complete again by supplying what has been used up or is lacking
  2. to put fresh fuel on (a fire)
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Derived Formsreplenisher, nounreplenishment, noun

Word Origin

C14: from Old French replenir, from re- + plenir to fill, from Latin plēnus full
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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.

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