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replenish Line breaks: re|plen¦ish
Pronunciation: /rɪˈplɛnɪʃ/

Definition of replenish in English:


[with object]
1Fill (something) up again: he replenished Justin’s glass with mineral water
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  • The fact is that, in a year of frequent and adequate rainfalls, there was not always the volume to fill or replenish dams and underground resources.
  • ‘Europe is a difficult market, and we are totally aware of that,’ Cho said, after returning from a June trip to Burgundy to replenish his wine collection.
  • Recharge is the amount of water from precipitation that replenishes groundwater in storage.
1.1Restore (a stock or supply) to a former level or condition: all creatures need sleep to replenish their energies
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  • In particular, materials requirement planning is a system that assists management to monitor inventory and replenish as stock levels approach minimum requirements.
  • Ship stocks will then be replenished from the base warehouses.
  • State marine biologists said coastal waters were over-fished and the ban was necessary so that stocks could be replenished.
replace, renew


Late Middle English (in the sense 'supply abundantly'): from Old French repleniss-, lengthened stem of replenir, from re- 'again' (also expressing intensive force) + plenir 'fill' (from Latin plenus 'full').



Example sentences
  • The company recently launched PediaPop - a lickable, flavored electrolyte replenisher for kids with diarrhea.
  • High-GI carbs let you quickly refuel during a ride and are the best post-ride replenisher, because they refill your empty energy stores fast.
  • If you are doing development by inspection, the remaining concentrate can be used as a replenisher for the working solution.


Pronunciation: /rɪˈplɛnɪʃm(ə)nt/
Example sentences
  • The River Bar offers light snacks, afternoon tea and cocktails, and is popular with business people as well as those looking for post-spa replenishments.
  • With only a week before the start of the spring season, the teams in Bulgaria's so-called supreme football group have ended most of their training and have begun the search for new replenishments.
  • They have been told to ration food supplies until replenishments arrive a day after Christmas.

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