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. <zoology> 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.

(01 Mar 1998)

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