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Spent vs. Spending

Difference Between Spent and Spending

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Spent

Past and past participle of spend
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Spending

(uncountable) spend, expenditure.
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Spent

Having been used and unable to be used again
A spent matchstick
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Spending

An amount that has been, or is planned to be spent.
Excessive spendings
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Spent

Past tense and past participle of spend.
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Spending

Present participle of spend
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Spent

Having been put to use and therefore unavailable for use
Spent shell casings.
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Spending

The act of expending; expenditure.
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Spent

Depleted of energy, force, or strength; exhausted
Spent laborers.
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Spending

The act of spending or disbursing money
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Spent

Depleted or nearly depleted of fissionable material
Spent nuclear fuel.
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Spent

Consumed, used up, exhausted, depleted.
A spent cartridge
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Spent

Of fish: exhausted as a result of having spawned.
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Spent

Of legislation or an enactment: no longer in force due to all of its provisions having expired or been completed.
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Spent

Of a conviction: no longer appearing on a person's criminal record.
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Spent

Simple past tense and past participle of spend
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Spent

Exhausted; worn out; having lost energy or motive force.
Now thou seest meSpent, overpowered, despairing of success.
Heaps of spent arrows fall and strew the ground.
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Spent

Exhausted of spawn or sperm; - said especially of fishes.
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Spent

Drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted;
The day's shopping left her exhausted
He went to bed dog-tired
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
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Spent

Having all been spent;
The money is all gone
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