repletion

[ ri-plee-shuh n ]
/ rɪˈpli ʃən /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. repleader,
  2. replenish,
  3. replenishment,
  4. replete,
  5. repletely,
  6. replevin,
  7. replevisable,
  8. replevy,
  9. replica,
  10. replicable

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

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British Dictionary definitions for repletion

repletion

/ (rɪˈpliːʃən) /

noun

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

repletion

n.

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).

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Medicine definitions for repletion

repletion

[ rĭ-plēshən ]

n.

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

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