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replenish

[ri-plen-ish] /rɪˈplɛn ɪʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking, used up, etc.:
to replenish one's stock of food.
2.
to supply (a fire, stove, etc.) with fresh fuel.
3.
to fill again or anew.
Origin
1300-1350
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)
Related forms
replenisher, noun
replenishment, noun
unreplenished, adjective
well-replenished, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for replenishing

replenish

/rɪˈplɛnɪʃ/
verb (transitive)
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)
Derived Forms
replenisher, noun
replenishment, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French replenir, from re- + plenir to fill, from Latin plēnus full
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Word Origin and History for replenishing

replenish

v.

mid-14c., from Old French repleniss-, extended present participle stem of replenir "to fill up," from re-, here probably an intensive prefix, + -plenir, from Latin plenus "full" (see plenary). Related: Replanished; replenishing.

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