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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spent  \Spent\  (sp[e^]nt),  a. 
  1.  Exhausted;  worn  out  having  lost  energy  or  motive  force. 
 
  Now  thou  seest  me  Spent,  overpowered,  despairing  of 
  success.  --Addison. 
 
  Heaps  of  spent  arrows  fall  and  strew  the  ground. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Exhausted  of  spawn  or  sperm;  --  said  especially 
  of  fishes. 
 
  {Spent  ball},  a  ball  shot  from  a  firearm,  which  reaches  an 
  object  without  having  sufficient  force  to  penetrate  it 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Spend  thou  that  in  the  town.  --Shak. 
 
  Wherefore  do  ye  spend  money  for  that  which  is  not 
  bread?  --Isa.  lv  2. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  spent 
  adj  1:  drained  of  energy  or  effectiveness;  completely  exhausted; 
  "the  day's  shopping  left  her  exhausted";  "was  fagged 
  and  sweaty";  "the  trembling  of  his  played  out  limbs"; 
  "felt  completely  washed-out";  "only  worn-out  horses 
  and  cattle";  "you  look  worn  out"  [syn:  {exhausted},  {fagged}, 
  {fatigued},  {played  out},  {washed-out},  {worn-out(a)}, 
  {worn  out(p)}] 
  2:  having  all  been  spent;  "the  money  is  all  gone"  [syn:  {gone}, 
  {expended}] 




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