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Syllabification: spent
Pronunciation: /spent

Definition of spent in English:

past and past participle of spend.


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1Having been used and unable to be used again: a spent matchstick
More example sentences
  • Sir, we hear reports that North Korea is supposedly claiming to have reprocessed all of its spent nuclear fuel rods.
  • He added it would increase pressure on the British Government to shut down the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel rods at Sellafield.
  • We think the preponderance of evidence does show that in fact Yucca Mountain is a suitable site for spent fuel disposal.
used up, consumed, exhausted, finished, depleted, drained
informal burnt out
1.1Having no power or energy left: the movement has become a spent force
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  • Finally, half an hour later, spent of all her energy, she climbed out of her tub.
  • Tyrone then seemed a spent force but boy did they recover.
  • It has been a topsy-turvy league and Cavan are no spent force.
exhausted, tired (out), weary, worn out, dog-tired, on one's last legs, drained, fatigued, ready to drop
informal done in, all in, dead on one's feet, dead beat, bushed, wiped out, frazzled, whacked, pooped, tuckered out

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