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Definition of spent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually before noun] that has been used, so that it cannot be used again spent matches
  2. 2(formal) very tired synonym exhausted After the grueling test, he felt totally spent.
  3. Idioms
    a spent force
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    a person or group that no longer has any power or influence The opposition party is now a spent political force.
    see also spend
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