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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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Historical Examples

  • The population of the city must constantly be replenished from the country.

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  • Edwards, the butler, entered the library and replenished the fire.

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  • When he had found it and drunk deeply he felt stronger and replenished the fire.

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  • It was the oil which replenished the lamp when the wick had burned to the very socket!

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  • "Wait a little," advised the guide, as he replenished the fire.

British Dictionary definitions for replenished


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 replenished



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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