fill to capacity


: to fill completely
The theater was filled to capacity.

Examples of fill to capacity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When emergency rooms and hospitals fill to capacity with COVID-19 patients, Proctor warned, patients with other life-threatening issues — such as heart attacks and car crash injuries — are at risk with limited access to treatment. Dallas News, 4 Jan. 2022 Oxygen is becoming scarce and expensive as critical-care wards fill to capacity. Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2021 Officials closed down beach driving access at high tide in the afternoon, causing all off-beach parking lots to fill to capacity. Adelaide Chen,, 31 May 2021 Murphy also announced that the state’s indoor venues would be permitted to fill to capacity as of June 4. Patricia Traina, Forbes, 24 May 2021 In issuing her orders, Brown is trying to slow a daunting trajectory in coronavirus cases before the state’s hospitals fill to capacity. oregonlive, 16 Nov. 2020 Some have begun to fill to capacity — an autumn wave of the pandemic that appears to get worse each day. Joseph Goldstein, New York Times, 30 Oct. 2020 States like Texas and Florida, whose governors pushed for rapid reopening, are starting to see ICUs fill to capacity as coronavirus cases mount. Elizabeth Elkind, CBS News, 10 July 2020 Every year Chantelle frets that people won’t show up, but the workshops all fill to capacity — to the point that some people crash them. Suzanne Van Atten, ajc, 12 Oct. 2013 See More

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“Fill to capacity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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