[ ri-pleet ]
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  1. abundantly supplied or provided; filled (usually followed by with): a speech replete with sentimentality.

  2. stuffed or gorged with food and drink.

  1. complete: a scholarly survey, replete in its notes and citations.

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

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

Other words for replete

Other words from replete

  • re·plete·ly, adverb
  • re·plete·ness, noun
  • re·ple·tive, adjective
  • re·ple·tive·ly, adverb
  • un·re·plete, adjective
  • un·re·plete·ness, noun

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How to use replete in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for replete


/ (rɪˈpliːt) /

adjective(usually postpositive)
  1. (often foll by with) copiously supplied (with); abounding (in)

  2. having one's appetite completely or excessively satisfied by food and drink; stuffed; gorged; satiated

Origin of replete

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

Derived forms of replete

  • repletely, adverb
  • repleteness, noun

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