verb Etymology: Middle English replenisshen, from Anglo-French repleniss-, stem of replenir to fill, from re- + plein full, from Latin plenus — more at full Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to fill with persons or animals ; stock b. archaic to supply fully ; perfect c. to fill with inspiration or power ; nourish 2. a. to fill or build up again <
replenished his glass
b. to make good ; replace intransitive verb to become full ; fill up again • replenishable adjectivereplenisher nounreplenishment noun

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  • replenish — re‧plen‧ish [rɪˈplenɪʆ] verb [transitive] formal to make something full again by adding new supplies to replace those that have been used: • Manufacturers are scheduling overtime work to replenish low inventories. • Many banks rely on profits… …   Financial and business terms

  • Replenish — Re*plen ish (r? pl?n ?sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Replenished} ( ?sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Replenishing}.] [OE. replenissen, OF. replenir; L. pref. re re + plenus full. See {Full}, { ish}, and cf. {Replete}.] 1. To fill again after having been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Replenish — Re*plen ish, v. i. To recover former fullness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The humors will not replenish so soon. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • replenish — [ri plen′ish] vt. [ME replenissen < prp. stem of OFr replenir: see RE & PLENISH] 1. to make full or complete again, as by furnishing a new supply [to replenish a stock of goods] 2. to supply again with fuel or the like 3. Archaic REPEOPLE… …   English World dictionary

  • replenish — I verb build up, complete, contribute, deposit, enrich, fill, fill in, fill up, furnish, give, make complete, make full, make up, make up a lack, make whole, present, provender, provide, provision, purvey, recharge, refill, refresh, refuel,… …   Law dictionary

  • replenish — mid 14c., from O.Fr. repleniss , extended prp. stem of replenir to fill up, from re , intensive prefix, + plenir, from L. plenus full (see PLENARY (Cf. plenary)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • replenish — [v] fill, stock furnish, make up, provide, provision, refill, refresh, reload, renew, replace, restock, restore, top; concepts 140,209 Ant. deplete, use up, waste …   New thesaurus

  • replenish — ► VERB 1) fill up again. 2) restore (a stock or supply) to a former level or condition. DERIVATIVES replenisher noun replenishment noun. ORIGIN Old French replenir, from plenir fill …   English terms dictionary

  • replenish — v. (D; tr.) to replenish with * * * [rɪ plenɪʃ] (D; tr.) to replenish with …   Combinatory dictionary

  • replenish — [[t]rɪple̱nɪʃ[/t]] replenishes, replenishing, replenished VERB If you replenish something, you make it full or complete again. [FORMAL] [V n] Three hundred thousand tons of cereals are needed to replenish stocks... [V n] The insurance fund will… …   English dictionary

  • replenish — UK [rɪˈplenɪʃ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms replenish : present tense I/you/we/they replenish he/she/it replenishes present participle replenishing past tense replenished past participle replenished formal to make something full again, or to …   English dictionary

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