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[ri-pleet] /rɪˈplit/
abundantly supplied or provided; filled (usually followed by with):
a speech replete with sentimentality.
stuffed or gorged with food and drink.
a scholarly survey, replete in its notes and citations.
Entomology. (among honey ants) a worker with a distensible crop in which honeydew and nectar are stored for the use of the colony.
Origin of replete
1350-1400; Middle English repleet < Middle French replet < Latin replētus past participle of replēre to fill up (re- re- + plē(re) to fill, akin to plēnus full1 + -tus past participle suffix)
Related forms
repletely, adverb
repleteness, noun
repletive, adjective
repletively, adverb
unreplete, adjective
unrepleteness, noun
2. sated, satiated, glutted, surfeited. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for replete
  • Exploration history is replete with examples of different teams trying to reach a common objective.
  • The fossil record is replete with countless global warming episodes without any corresponding human involvement.
  • The newly revamped interface is replete with cool blues, metallic grays and lots of swishy animated effects.
  • The ambrosia salad, replete with marshmallows and mandarin oranges, was surprisingly delicate.
  • Carmakers now prefer explicit subsidies, and the world is replete with examples.
  • It is always replete with deliberate lies and inconsistencies.
  • They also determined that the house's state-of-the-art alarm system, replete with nine cameras, had been turned off.
British Dictionary definitions for replete


adjective (usually postpositive)
(often foll by with) copiously supplied (with); abounding (in)
having one's appetite completely or excessively satisfied by food and drink; stuffed; gorged; satiated
Derived Forms
repletely, adverb
repleteness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin replētus, from replēre to refill, from re- + plēre to fill
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Word Origin and History for replete

late 14c., from Old French replet "filled up" (14c.), from Latin repletus "filled, full," past participle of replere "to fill; fill again, re-fill," from re- (see re-) + plere "to fill" (see pleio-).

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