filling

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noun fill·ing \ˈfi-liŋ\

Definition of filling

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of filling

  2. 2 :  something used to fill a cavity, container, or depression

  3. 3 :  something that completes: as a :  the yarn interlacing the warp in a fabric; also :  yarn for the shuttle b :  a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches

Examples of filling in a sentence

  1. a filling for a tooth

  2. pies that need more filling

14th Century

First Known Use of filling

14th century

Other Dentistry Terms


FILLING Defined for English Language Learners

filling

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noun fill·ing \ˈfi-liŋ\

Definition of filling for English Language Learners

  • : material that is used to fill something

  • : a food mixture that is used to fill something (such as pastry or a sandwich)


FILLING Defined for Kids

filling

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noun fill·ing \ˈfi-liŋ\

Definition of filling for Students

  1. :  a substance used to fill something else <a filling for a tooth> <pie filling>


Medical Dictionary

filling

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noun fill·ing \ˈfil-iŋ\

Medical Definition of filling

  1. 1:  material (as gold or amalgam) used to fill a cavity in a tooth

  2. 2:  simple sporadic lymphangitis of the leg of a horse commonly due to overfeeding and insufficient exercise



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