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Princeton's WordNet

  1. full, replete(p)adjective

    filled to satisfaction with food or drink

    "a full stomach"

  2. instinct(p), replete(p)verb

    (followed by `with')deeply filled or permeated

    "imbued with the spirit of the Reformation"; "words instinct with love"; "it is replete with misery"

  3. satiate, sate, replete, fillverb

    fill to satisfaction

    "I am sated"


  1. repleteverb

    To restore something that has been depleted.

  2. repleteadjective


  3. repleteadjective

    Gorged, filled to near the point of bursting, especially with food or drink.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Repleteadjective

    Full; completely filled; filled to exuberance.

    Etymology: replet, Fr. repletus, Lat.

    The world’s large tongue
    Proclaims you for a man replete with mocks;
    Full of comparisons and wounding flouts. William Shakespeare.

    This mordication, if in over high a degree, is little better than the corrosion of poison; as sometimes in antimony, if given to bodies not replete with humours; for where humours abound, the humours save the parts. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    His words, replete with guile,
    Into her heart too easy entrance won. John Milton.

    In a dog, out of whose eye being wounded the aqueous humour did copiously flow, yet in six hours the bulb of the eye was again replete with its humour, without the application of any medicines. John Ray, on the Creation.


  1. replete

    Honeypot ants, also called honey ants, are ants which have specialised workers (repletes, plerergates, or rotunds) that are gorged with food to the point that their abdomens swell enormously. Other ants then extract nourishment from them, through the process of trophallaxis. They function as living larders. Honeypot ants belong to any of several genera, including Myrmecocystus and Camponotus. They were first documented in 1881 by Henry C. McCook, and described further in 1908 by William Morton Wheeler.


  1. replete

    Replete generally means filled or well-supplied with something. It can refer to being fully or abundantly equipped or provided for a particular purpose or condition. It can also mean completely satiated or full from food or drink.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repleteadjective

    filled again; completely filled; full; charged; abounding

  2. Repleteverb

    to fill completely, or to satiety

  3. Etymology: [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.]


  1. Replete

    Replete is an unincorporated community in Webster County, West Virginia, United States. Replete is located on County Route 3 15.7 miles north-northwest of Webster Springs. Replete had a post office, which closed on January 21, 1989.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Replete

    rē-plēt′, adj. full: completely filled, abounding.—v.t. to fill to repletion.—ns. Replete′ness, Replē′tion, superabundant fullness: surfeit: (med.) fullness of blood: plethora.—adj. Replē′tive.—adv. Replē′tively.—adj. Replē′tory. [O. Fr.,—L. repletus, pa.p. of replērere-, again, plēre, to fill.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of replete in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of replete in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of replete in a Sentence

  1. Burmese Proverb:

    He who is full of faith and modesty, who shrinks from sin, and is full of learning, who is diligent, unremiss, and full of understanding?he, being replete with these seven things, is esteemed a wise man.

  2. James Clapper:

    I think that history is replete with examples of where there have been, shall I say, communication gaps between the White House and Pentagon.

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    the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
    A abandon
    B muddle
    C ternion
    D dint

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