1) Spent is the past tense and past participle of spend.
2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Spent substances or containers have been used and cannot be used again.

Radioactive waste is simply spent fuel...

Several spent cartridges have already been found.

...spent uranium.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spent — index irredeemable, irretrievable, powerless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 spent …   Law dictionary

  • spent — [spent] vt., vi. pt. & pp. of SPEND adj. 1. tired out; physically exhausted; without energy 2. used up; worn out; without power 3. exhausted of sperm or spawn …   English World dictionary

  • spent — /spent/, v. 1. pt. and pp. of spend. 2. used up; consumed. 3. tired; worn out; exhausted. Syn. 3. weary, drained, fagged. * * * …   Universalium

  • spent — adj. weakened, exhausted, worn out; used up spend v. expend, disburse, put out (money, resources, etc.); pass the time in a particular manner; use; use up, exhaust; waste, squander …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spent — [adj] used up, gone; tired out all in*, bleary, blown, burnt out*, bushed, consumed, dead*, debilitated, depleted, disbursed, dissipated, dog tired*, done in*, down the drain*, drained, effete, enervated, exhausted, expended, fagged, far gone*,… …   New thesaurus

  • spent — past and past participle of SPEND(Cf. ↑spender). ► ADJECTIVE ▪ used up; exhausted …   English terms dictionary

  • spent — spent1 [spent] the past tense and past participle of ↑spend spent 2 spent2 adj 1.) already used, and now empty or useless ▪ He tried to eject the spent cartridge and reload. ▪ spent matches 2.) a spent force if a political idea or organization is …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spent — spent1 [ spent ] adjective 1. ) used, and no longer useful: spent nuclear fuel 2. ) LITERARY very tired a spent force MAINLY BRITISH something or someone that does not have the influence they had in the past spent spent 2 the past tense and past… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spent — 1 the past tense and past participle of spend 2 adjective 1 already used, and now empty or useless: spent cartridges 2 be a spent force if a political idea or organization is spent force, it no longer has any power or influence: Socialism had… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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