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Definition of "repletion" [re•ple•tion]

  • The condition of being fully supplied or completely filled. (noun)
  • A state of excessive fullness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "repletion" in a sentence
  • "If we did but know the consequences which may ensue, in very weak patients, from tem minutes 'fasting or repletion (I call it repletion when they are obliged to let too small an interval elapse between taking food and some other exertion, owing to the nurse's unpunctuality), we should be more careful never to let this occur."
  • "His thick bulk in repose suggested the idea of repletion, but as a matter of fact he had eaten very little."
  • "So large is the variety of literary products continually coming forward, forced upon the attention of the reader by stimulating and suggestive titles, commended to his notice by famous names, recasting old subjects and developing and illustrating new ones, that the mind is liable to be urged into a kind of unnatural hunger, leading to a repletion which is often followed by disgust and disturbed nervous conditions as its natural consequence."