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[ri-plee-shuh n] /rɪˈpli ʃən/
the condition of being abundantly supplied or filled; fullness.
overfullness resulting from excessive eating or drinking; surfeit.
Origin of repletion
1350-1400; Middle English replecioun surfeit (< Middle French) < Late Latin replētiōn- (stem of replētiō), equivalent to Latin replēt(us) (see replete) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And, like all men of such condition, I shall probably eat to repletion, I suppose you mean.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • Once a year, at the village club dinner, they gormandise to repletion.

    The Toilers of the Field Richard Jefferies
  • It would accommodate two hundred thousand people, and was filled to repletion.

    Mizora: A Prophecy Mary E. Bradley
  • The Anglian learned to feast to repletion, and drink to delirium.

    Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • As for Jed, filled to repletion, he seemed quite a different boy from the fear-haunted chap of the previous night.

  • We went from room to room, each filled to repletion—not a dozen beds in all.

  • We had succeeded in filling up our ship's company to more than repletion at Valparaiso, and now had prize-crews in abundance.

  • They ate to repletion; and no longer regretted the rich flesh-pots of Pharaoh.

    The Bird Jules Michelet
  • He got up from the table, kissed Ivan Ivanitch on the head, and staggering from repletion, went out of the dining-room.

  • As I opened the door she heaved a sigh of repletion, like an alderman after a banquet.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
British Dictionary definitions for repletion


the state or condition of being replete; fullness, esp excessive fullness due to overeating
the satisfaction of a need or desire
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Word Origin and History for repletion

late 14c., from Old French repletion, replection (early 14c.) or directly from Late Latin repletionem (nominative repletio), noun of action from past participle stem of replere "to fill" (see replete).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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repletion in Medicine

repletion re·ple·tion (rĭ-plē'shən)

  1. The condition of being fully supplied or completely filled.

  2. A state of excessive fullness.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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