verb (used with object)
- to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking, used up, etc.: to replenish one’s stock of food.
- to supply (a fire, stove, etc.) with fresh fuel.
- to fill again or anew.
- to make full or complete again by supplying what has been used up or is lacking
- to put fresh fuel on (a fire)
mid-14c., from Old French repleniss-, extended present participle stem of replenir “to fill up,” from re-, here probably an intensive prefix, + -plenir, from Latin plenus “full” (see plenary). Related: Replanished; replenishing.