1. Abundantly supplied; abounding: a stream replete with trout; an apartment replete with Empire furniture.
2. Filled to satiation; gorged.
3. Usage Problem Complete: a computer system replete with color monitor, printer, and software.
A specialized worker in a honey ant colony that stores food in its distensible abdomen for later use by other members of the colony.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin replētus, past participle of replēre, to refill : re-, re- + plēre, to fill; see pelə-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: Replete means "abundantly supplied" and is not generally accepted as a synonym for complete.
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