UK [rɪˈplenɪʃ] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "replenish":
present tense I/you/we/they replenish he/she/it replenishes present participle replenishing past tense replenished past participle replenished formal
to make something full again, or to bring it back to its previous level by replacing what has been used

Derived word:
noun uncountable

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  • replenish — re‧plen‧ish [rɪˈplenɪʆ] verb [transitive] formal to make something full again by adding new supplies to replace those that have been used: • Manufacturers are scheduling overtime work to replenish low inventories. • Many banks rely on profits… …   Financial and business terms

  • Replenish — Re*plen ish (r? pl?n ?sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Replenished} ( ?sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Replenishing}.] [OE. replenissen, OF. replenir; L. pref. re re + plenus full. See {Full}, { ish}, and cf. {Replete}.] 1. To fill again after having been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Replenish — Re*plen ish, v. i. To recover former fullness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The humors will not replenish so soon. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • replenish — [ri plen′ish] vt. [ME replenissen < prp. stem of OFr replenir: see RE & PLENISH] 1. to make full or complete again, as by furnishing a new supply [to replenish a stock of goods] 2. to supply again with fuel or the like 3. Archaic REPEOPLE… …   English World dictionary

  • replenish — I verb build up, complete, contribute, deposit, enrich, fill, fill in, fill up, furnish, give, make complete, make full, make up, make up a lack, make whole, present, provender, provide, provision, purvey, recharge, refill, refresh, refuel,… …   Law dictionary

  • replenish — mid 14c., from O.Fr. repleniss , extended prp. stem of replenir to fill up, from re , intensive prefix, + plenir, from L. plenus full (see PLENARY (Cf. plenary)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • replenish — [v] fill, stock furnish, make up, provide, provision, refill, refresh, reload, renew, replace, restock, restore, top; concepts 140,209 Ant. deplete, use up, waste …   New thesaurus

  • replenish — ► VERB 1) fill up again. 2) restore (a stock or supply) to a former level or condition. DERIVATIVES replenisher noun replenishment noun. ORIGIN Old French replenir, from plenir fill …   English terms dictionary

  • replenish — v. (D; tr.) to replenish with * * * [rɪ plenɪʃ] (D; tr.) to replenish with …   Combinatory dictionary

  • replenish — [[t]rɪple̱nɪʃ[/t]] replenishes, replenishing, replenished VERB If you replenish something, you make it full or complete again. [FORMAL] [V n] Three hundred thousand tons of cereals are needed to replenish stocks... [V n] The insurance fund will… …   English dictionary

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