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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
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  • 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, emptied
informal played out, 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.
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

Words that rhyme with spent

absent, accent, anent, ascent, assent, augment, bent, cement, cent, circumvent, consent, content, dent, event, extent, ferment, foment, forewent, forwent, frequent, gent, Ghent, Gwent, lament, leant, lent, meant, misrepresent, misspent, outwent, pent, percent, pigment, rent, scent, segment, sent, stent, Stoke-on-Trent, Tashkent, tent, torment, Trent, underspent, underwent, vent, went
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