verb (used with object)
to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking, used up, etc.: to replenish one's stock of food.
to supply (a fire, stove, etc.) with fresh fuel.
to fill again or anew.

1300–50; Middle English replenisshen < Middle French repleniss-, long stem of replenir to fill, Old French, equivalent to re- re- + plenir to fill (derivative of plein < Latin plēnus full1)

replenisher, noun
replenishment, noun
unreplenished, adjective
well-replenished, adjective Unabridged
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replenish (rɪˈplɛnɪʃ)
1.  to make full or complete again by supplying what has been used up or is lacking
2.  to put fresh fuel on (a fire)
[C14: from Old French replenir, from re- + plenir to fill, from Latin plēnus full]

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Word Origin & History

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).
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Example sentences
If it is to perform well the next year, those nutrients must be replenished.
However, when consumption of these resources exceeds the rate at which they are
  replenished, the resource may be exhausted.
All over the globe farmers and municipalities are pumping water out of the
  ground faster than it can be replenished.
Hydroelectric power is renewable because water is constantly replenished
  through precipitation.
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