[ri-plee-shuh n]


the condition of being abundantly supplied or filled; fullness.
overfullness resulting from excessive eating or drinking; surfeit.

Origin of repletion

1350–1400; Middle English replecioun surfeit (< Middle French) < Late Latin replētiōn- (stem of replētiō), equivalent to Latin replēt(us) (see replete) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for repletion

Historical Examples of repletion

  • Croizette had on her side all the bankers and all the people who were suffering from repletion.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • Yet there was no sign about the boy of the lassitude of repletion.

    Our Casualty And Other Stories

    James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham

  • Once a year, at the village club dinner, they gormandise to repletion.

    The Toilers of the Field

    Richard Jefferies

  • And it was the child's desire that the pappoose on the Reserve should eat to repletion.

    The Heart of Unaga

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • The Anglian learned to feast to repletion, and drink to delirium.

    Harold, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

British Dictionary definitions for repletion



the state or condition of being replete; fullness, esp excessive fullness due to overeating
the satisfaction of a need or desire
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Word Origin and History for repletion

late 14c., from Old French repletion, replection (early 14c.) or directly from Late Latin repletionem (nominative repletio), noun of action from past participle stem of replere "to fill" (see replete).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

repletion in Medicine




The condition of being fully supplied or completely filled.
A state of excessive fullness.
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