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Definition of SPENT

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Spent \Spent\ (sp[e^]nt), a.
     1. Exhausted; worn out; having lost energy or motive force. [1913 Webster]

              Now thou seest me
              Spent, overpowered, despairing of success.
                                                    --Addison. [1913 Webster]

              Heaps of spent arrows fall and strew the ground.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Zool.) Exhausted of spawn or sperm; -- said especially of fishes. [1913 Webster]

     {Spent ball}, a ball shot from a firearm, which reaches an object without having sufficient force to penetrate it. [1913 Webster] Sper

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Spend \Spend\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spent}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spending}.] [AS. spendan (in comp.), fr. L. expendere or dispendere to weigh out, to expend, dispense. See {Pendant}, and cf. {Dispend}, {Expend}, {Spence}, {Spencer}.]
     1. To weigh or lay out; to dispose of; to part with; as, to spend money for clothing. [1913 Webster]

              Spend thou that in the town.          --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread?                                --Isa. lv. 2. [1913 Webster]

     2. To bestow; to employ; -- often with on or upon. [1913 Webster]

              I . . . am never loath
              To spend my judgment.                 --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

     3. To consume; to waste; to squander; to exhaust; as, to spend an estate in gaming or other vices. [1913 Webster]

     4. To pass, as time; to suffer to pass away; as, to spend a day idly; to spend winter abroad. [1913 Webster]

              We spend our years as a tale that is told. --Ps. xc.
                                                    9. [1913 Webster]

     5. To exhaust of force or strength; to waste; to wear away; as, the violence of the waves was spent. [1913 Webster]

              Their bodies spent with long labor and thirst.
                                                    --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "spent":
     ablated, acquitted, all in, ausgespielt, beat, beat up, beaten, bleary, bone-weary, burned-out, burnt up, bushed, consumed, dead, dead-and-alive, dead-tired, deadbeat, depleted, devitalized, disabled, discharged, dissipated, dog-tired, dog-weary, done, done for, done in, done up, down the drain, drained, eaten up, effete, emptied, enervated, enfeebled, eroded, eviscerated, exhausted, expended, fagged out, far-gone, fatigued, fini, finished, frazzled, gone, gone to waste, hired, impoverished, incapacitated, jaded, knocked out, laid low, liquidated, lost, misspent, paid, paid in full, played out, pooped, pooped out, postpaid, prepaid, prostrate, ready to drop, receipted, remitted, run to seed, run-down, salaried, sapped, settled, shotten, squandered, tired, tired out, tired to death, tuckered out, used, used up, waged, washed-out, washed-up, wasted, weakened, wearied, weary, weary unto death, whacked, wiped out, worn, worn away, worn out, worn-out


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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