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spent

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Pronunciation: /spɛnt
 
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past and past participle of spend

Definition of spent in English:

adjective

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.
Synonyms
1.1Having no power or energy left: the movement has become a spent force
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
British informal knackered, whacked, jiggered
Scottish informal wabbit
North American informal pooped, tuckered out, fried, whipped
Australian/New Zealand informal stonkered
British vulgar slang buggered, shagged out
Australian/New Zealand vulgar slang rooted
archaic toilworn
rare fordone

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