backfill

verb
back·​fill | \ ˈbak-ˌfil How to pronounce backfill (audio) \
backfilled; backfilling; backfills

Definition of backfill

transitive + intransitive

: to refill (something, such as an excavation) usually with excavated material backfill a trench

Other Words from backfill

backfill noun

First Known Use of backfill

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Backfill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backfill. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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