simple past tense and past participle of spend.
- well-spent, adjective
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How to use spent in a sentence
The spent fuel is very dangerous—it contains a lot of very radioactive stuff.What is the risk of a nuclear accident in Ukraine? A radiation expert speaks from Kyiv. | Jessica Hamzelou | March 25, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
The spent fuel storage in Ukraine was designed to be very strong, and under normal operation maybe it could even resist the jumbo jet fall.What is the risk of a nuclear accident in Ukraine? A radiation expert speaks from Kyiv. | Jessica Hamzelou | March 25, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
First, the solid waste sites around Badin, which contain toxins from the spent potliner.A North Carolina town struggles under the toxic shadow of the company that built it | Emily Cataneo/Undark | December 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
As frequent rocket launches make space more accessible, spent vehicles are plummeting back to Earth.This meteor-tracking system could prevent a falling-rocket debris disaster | Charlie Wood | September 10, 2021 | Popular-Science
In 1982, the US Congress enacted the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, which requires the US Department of Energy to find a geological repository for the spent fuel and take it there.Finding homes for the waste that will (probably) outlive humanity | Katie McLean | October 21, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
As far as I can tell, this magazine spent as much time making fun of French politicians as it did of Muslims or Islam.
Thus, more time is spent organization and obtaining ones free of failings.
Humans spent a long time domesticating cattle, and what they were trying to do, in essence, was de-domesticate them.
So when my wife and I moved to Laurel Canyon I spent my first year working night and day on the show.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
I spent time yesterday listening to the music you made, and looking at the art you created.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen | Parker Molloy | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Fatigue he never knew, and on one occasion he was said to have spent thirteen days and nights in the saddle.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
He asked what time was usually spent in determining between right and wrong, and what degree of expense?Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
This tiny person spent little or none of his time in the tree-tops, but chose to stay near the ground.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
In the next year his mother returned to India with both her children, and the boy's next two years were spent at and near Bombay.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
The year before they had spent part of the summer with their grandmother Pontellier in Iberville.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for spent
the past tense and past participle of spend
used up or exhausted; consumed
(of a fish) exhausted by spawning
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