replete

[ ri-pleet ]
/ rɪˈplit /

adjective

abundantly supplied or provided; filled (usually followed by with): a speech replete with sentimentality.
stuffed or gorged with food and drink.
complete: a scholarly survey, replete in its notes and citations.

noun

Entomology. (among honey ants) a worker with a distensible crop in which honeydew and nectar are stored for the use of the colony.

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Origin of replete

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English repleet, from Middle French replet, from Latin replētus, past participle of replēre “to fill up,” equivalent to re- “again, again and again” + plē(re) “to fill” (akin to plēnus “full”) + -tus past participle suffix; see re-, full1

SYNONYMS FOR replete

2 sated, satiated, glutted, surfeited.

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British Dictionary definitions for replete

replete
/ (rɪˈpliːt) /

adjective (usually postpositive)

(often foll by with) copiously supplied (with); abounding (in)
having one's appetite completely or excessively satisfied by food and drink; stuffed; gorged; satiated

Derived forms of replete

repletely, adverbrepleteness, noun

Word Origin for replete

C14: from Latin replētus, from replēre to refill, from re- + plēre to fill
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