One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1That fills, satiates, or supplies something in abundance; causing or providing repletion. Now rare.
2Philosophy and Theology. Fully present or existing everywhere, though in a non-physical manner. Used especially with reference to the ubiquity of God; compare "circumscriptive""definitive". Now chiefly historical.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Hall (1529–1568/9), surgeon and author. From post-classical Latin repletivus serving to fill up the sentence, capable of filling or satisfying from classical Latin replēt-, past participial stem of replēre + -īvus.
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