spent

  • 1Spent — (sp[e^]nt), a. 1. Exhausted; worn out; having lost energy or motive force. [1913 Webster] Now thou seest me Spent, overpowered, despairing of success. Addison. [1913 Webster] Heaps of spent arrows fall and strew the ground. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2spent — index irredeemable, irretrievable, powerless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 spent …

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  • 3spent — [spent] vt., vi. pt. & pp. of SPEND adj. 1. tired out; physically exhausted; without energy 2. used up; worn out; without power 3. exhausted of sperm or spawn …

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  • 4spent — /spent/, v. 1. pt. and pp. of spend. 2. used up; consumed. 3. tired; worn out; exhausted. Syn. 3. weary, drained, fagged. * * * …

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  • 5spent — adj. weakened, exhausted, worn out; used up spend v. expend, disburse, put out (money, resources, etc.); pass the time in a particular manner; use; use up, exhaust; waste, squander …

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  • 6spent — [adj] used up, gone; tired out all in*, bleary, blown, burnt out*, bushed, consumed, dead*, debilitated, depleted, disbursed, dissipated, dog tired*, done in*, down the drain*, drained, effete, enervated, exhausted, expended, fagged, far gone*,… …

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  • 7spent — past and past participle of SPEND(Cf. ↑spender). ► ADJECTIVE ▪ used up; exhausted …

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  • 8spent — spent1 [spent] the past tense and past participle of ↑spend spent 2 spent2 adj 1.) already used, and now empty or useless ▪ He tried to eject the spent cartridge and reload. ▪ spent matches 2.) a spent force if a political idea or organization is …

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  • 9spent — spent1 [ spent ] adjective 1. ) used, and no longer useful: spent nuclear fuel 2. ) LITERARY very tired a spent force MAINLY BRITISH something or someone that does not have the influence they had in the past spent spent 2 the past tense and past… …

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  • 10spent — [[t]spe̱nt[/t]] 1) Spent is the past tense and past participle of spend. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Spent substances or containers have been used and cannot be used again. Radioactive waste is simply spent fuel... Several spent cartridges have already… …

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  • 11spent — 1 the past tense and past participle of spend 2 adjective 1 already used, and now empty or useless: spent cartridges 2 be a spent force if a political idea or organization is spent force, it no longer has any power or influence: Socialism had… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12spent — for·spent; spent; un·spent; fore·spent; …

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  • 13Spent — Spend Spend, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spent}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spending}.] [AS. spendan (in comp.), fr. L. expendere or dispendere to weigh out, to expend, dispense. See {Pendant}, and cf. {Dispend}, {Expend}, {Spence}, {Spencer}.] 1. To weigh or lay …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14spent — I UK [spent] / US adjective 1) used and no longer useful spent nuclear fuel 2) literary very tired • a spent force II UK / US the past tense and past participle of spend I …

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  • 15spent — I the past tense and past participle of spend II adj spent [spent] 1) used, and therefore no longer useful spent nuclear fuel[/ex] 2) literary very tired …

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  • 16spent — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of spenden to spend Date: 15th century 1. a. used up ; consumed b. exhausted of active or required components or qualities often for a particular purpose < spent nuclear fuel > 2. drained&#8230; …

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  • 17spent — adjective /ˈspɛnt/ Consumed, used up, exhausted, depleted. a spent cartridge See Also: spent force …

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  • 18spent — adjective 1) a spent force Syn: used up, consumed, exhausted, finished, depleted, drained; informal burnt out 2) that s enough I m spent Syn: exhausted, tired (out), weary, worn out, dog tired …

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  • 19spent — adj. Spent is used with these nouns: ↑conviction, ↑fuel, ↑shell …

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  • 20spent — adj Tired, exhausted. I played ball all day; I m spent. 1590s …

    Historical dictionary of American slang