Share this entry

Share this page

replete

Line breaks: re|plete
Pronunciation: /rɪˈpliːt
 
/

Definition of replete in English:

adjective

[predicative]
1Filled or well-supplied with something: sensational popular fiction, replete with adultery and sudden death
More example sentences
  • The combination of the flood of people hitting the pit, and the absence of a barrier, resulted in an insane dance floor, replete with gratuitous crowd surfing and lost brain cells aplenty.
  • Zelenka's music is always very pleasant and one must take particular notice of his exquisite ‘Salve Regina’, a truly exquisite work that is brimful and replete with melodies and fugal counterpoint.
  • What's documented here is that personal warfare, replete with bursting explosions and a splattering of machine-gun notes.
Synonyms
1.1Very full of or sated by food: I went out into the sun-drenched streets again, replete and relaxed
More example sentences
  • The full effects of public repleteness are not yet known, but new studies show that it can lead not only to sort-of sleepiness and lethargy but also to slight nausea and, in a majority of subjects, not being able to eat another thing.
Synonyms
well fed, sated, satiated, full, full up, full to bursting, satisfied;
glutted, gorged
informal stuffed
archaic satiate, surfeited

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French replet(e) or Latin repletus 'filled up', past participle of replere, from re- 'back, again' + plere 'fill'.

Derivatives

repletion

1
noun
Example sentences
  • That's a feminine accomplishment: a feat of memory, a managed repletion or resplendence.
  • He harvested the punters at book-signing time, with a look of airy repletion.
  • With progressively more disease states manifesting GSH deficiency, repletion is a viable preventive, therapeutic, and anti-aging strategy.

Definition of replete in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈemyələs
adjective
seeking to emulate or imitate someone or something