An example of replenish is rain filling up reservoirs during the winter.
- to make full or complete again, as by furnishing a new supply: to replenish a stock of goods
- to supply again with fuel or the like
- Archaic repeople (sense )
Origin of replenishMiddle English replenissen from present participle stem of Old French replenir: see re- and plenish
verbre·plen·ished, re·plen·ish·ing, re·plen·ish·es
- To fill or make complete again; add a new stock or supply to: replenish the larder.
- To inspire or nourish: The music will replenish my weary soul.
Origin of replenishMiddle English replenisshen from Old French replenir repleniss- re- re- plenir to fill ( from plein full ) ( from Latin plēnus ; see pelə-1 in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present replenishes, present participle replenishing, simple past and past participle replenished)
From Middle English replenisshen, from Old French repleniss-, stem of some of the conjugated forms of replenir, from re- + plenir, from plein, from Latin plenus.