American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The condition of being fully supplied or completely filled.
- n. A state of excessive fullness.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being replete; fullness; specifically, superabundant fullness; surfeit, especially of food or drink.
- n. In medicine, fullness of blood; plethora.
- n. the condition of being replete
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state of being replete; superabundant fullness.
- n. (Med.) Fullness of blood; plethora.
- n. eating until excessively full
- n. the state of being satisfactorily full and unable to take on more
“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.”
“From Garberville, where we ate eel to repletion and got acquainted with the aborigines, we drove down the Eel River Valley for two days through the most unthinkably glorious body of redwood timber to be seen anywhere in California.”
“She reached out her hand to Billy's and sighed with sheer repletion of content.”
“Piranesi indulged this conceit to repletion in his fantasy rendering of the Appian Way, wherein an enormous, tightly packed heap of garish, ill-assorted temples and palaces stretches to the horizon.”
“The toxin is usually eliminated through vomiting (40 percent) and diarrhea (70 percent) but there may be some limited benefit in administration of activated charcoal to the patient. 16 The GI symptoms usually subside within a 24-hour period but the neurological symptoms may persist for days to months. 10,13 Fluid and electrolyte repletion is recommended for patients with significant GI fluid loss.”
“Men, women, children, and dogs gorged to repletion, nor was there one person, even among the chance visitors and stray hunters from other tribes, who failed to receive some token of the bridegroom's largess.”
“Speak of a community which equally distributes the products of labour and I will grant that there has been an arbitrary alteration, the normal course of nature being that the stronger, openly, and even with the common assent, takes to the repletion of his desire from the weaker.”
“What can we know of the moments of repletion that fall into another's life?”
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