- to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking, used up, etc.: to replenish one's stock of food.
- to supply (a fire, stove, etc.) with fresh fuel.
- to fill again or anew.
Origin of replenish
Examples from the Web for replenishing
But for more rigorous sweat sessions, the low-sodium drink does come up short in replenishing the salt your body loses.10 Ways to Stay Hydrated (That Aren’t Water)
July 25, 2014
And the insurance fund run by the FDIC is replenishing itself without having to dun taxpayers.Former FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair Dishes (Video)
October 1, 2012
The same levees that have prevented floods have also prevented river sediment from replenishing the land naturally.BP’s $7.8 Billion Settlement of Deepwater Horizon Spill Does Nothing for Louisiana
John M. Barry
March 7, 2012
What culminated in an enlightening hodgepodge of artifacts began as a “replenishing, powerful journey,” she said.Annie Leibovitz and Tina Brown on 'Pilgrimage,' Photography, and Vanity Fair
December 12, 2011
In this way, Mengele would be credited with replenishing the German war dead at double the rate.The 'Nazi Twin' Myth
November 30, 2009
His exchequer, as usual, was very low and the need for replenishing it was imperative.Quin
Alice Hegan Rice
Then the other fellows, after replenishing the fire, sat down to spin stories.The Grammar School Boys Snowbound
H. Irving Hancock
“Oh, yes,” said the doctor, sitting down after replenishing the fire.The Bag of Diamonds
George Manville Fenn
The hope of replenishing their larder was likely to be realised easily, and ere long.The Ocean Waifs
In silence she went about the work of replenishing the vases.A Sheaf of Corn
Mary E. Mann
- to make full or complete again by supplying what has been used up or is lacking
- to put fresh fuel on (a fire)
Word Origin and History for replenishing
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.