is not merely full but overfull, stuffed.

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  • Replete — Re*plete (r? pl?t ), a. [L. repletus, p. p. of replere to fill again, fill up; pref. re re + plere to fill, akin to plenus full: cf. F. replet corpulent. See {Plenty}, {Replenish}.] Filled again; completely filled; full; charged; abounding. His… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • replete — means ‘filled or well supplied’ either with food or with some other necessity, and denotes an abundance of the thing specified, which typically follows the preposition with: • This on off deal was also replete with procrastination and posturing… …   Modern English usage

  • replete — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (replete with) filled or well supplied with. 2) very full with food; sated. DERIVATIVES repletion noun. ORIGIN from Latin replere fill up …   English terms dictionary

  • Replete — Re*plete , v. t. To fill completely, or to satiety. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • replete — I adjective abounding, abundant, affluent, ample, bounteous, bountiful, brimfull, brimming, chockfull, closely packed, cloyed, complete, completely full, copious, crammed, crammed solid, filled, filled to repletion, flush, fraught, full, fully… …   Law dictionary

  • replete — late 14c., from O.Fr. replet filled up (14c.), from L. repletus, pp. of replere to fill, from re , intensive prefix, + plere to fill, related to plenus full (see PLENARY (Cf. plenary)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • replete — *full, complete, plenary Analogous words: abundant, *plentiful: sated, satiated, surfeited (see SATIATE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • replete — [adj] full, well stocked abounding, abundant, alive, awash, brimful, brimming, charged, chock full*, complete, crammed, crowded, filled, full up*, glutted, gorged, jammed, jam packed, lavish, loaded, luxurious, overfed, overflowing, packed,… …   New thesaurus

  • replete — [ri plēt′] adj. [ME < OFr replet < L repletus, pp. of replere < re , again + plere, to fill: see FULL1] 1. well filled or plentifully supplied 2. stuffed with food and drink; gorged n. HONEY POT (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • replete — [[t]rɪpli͟ːt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ with n To be replete with something means to be full of it. [FORMAL] The Harbor was replete with boats... History is replete with examples of populations out of control. Syn: full of 2) ADJ: usu v link… …   English dictionary

  • replète — ● replet, replète adjectif (latin repletus, rempli) Qui a de l embonpoint ; grassouillet : Un petit homme replet. ● replet, replète (difficultés) adjectif (latin repletus, rempli) Orthographe Attention à la finale du fémi …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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