Definitions

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  • n. An act of filling; the state of being full.
  • n. A substance which fills, a filling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of filling, or the state of being full.
  • n. That which fills up; filling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of impleting or filling, or the state of being full.
  • n. That which fills up; filling.

Etymologies

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From Late Latin implētiō ("past participle of implere"), from Latin impleō ("I fill up"); see implement.

Examples

  • Now, as the condition of Harmony, so far as we can know it through its effect, is that of _impletion_, where nothing can be added or taken away, it is evident that such a condition can never be realized by the mind in itself.

    Lectures on Art

  • -- The soul is a spiritual substance, which is not a subject of extension, but of impletion, 220.

    The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love

  • Messiah; besides what has been said, I add further, as to the very literal impletion of the prophecy, that when it is foretold that a thing shall come to pass in the time of the gospel, it is not necessary to understand that it must happen immediately upon the introduction of it, and be always to be found in the world, during the continuance of the gospel: but it is sufficient if it come to pass and be fulfilled in any period of it.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VII.

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