refill

verb
re·​fill | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfil How to pronounce refill (audio) \
refilled; refilling; refills

Definition of refill

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to fill again : replenish

intransitive verb

: to become filled again

refill

noun
re·​fill | \ ˈrē-ˌfil How to pronounce refill (audio) \

Definition of refill (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a product or a container and a product used to refill the exhausted supply of a device
2 : something provided again especially : a second or later filling of a medical prescription

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Other Words from refill

Verb

refillable \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈfi-​lə-​bəl How to pronounce refill (audio) \ adjective

Examples of refill in a Sentence

Verb He refilled his glass from the nearby pitcher. The reservoir will refill once it begins raining.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Geo Group leaders have started pushing to refill facilities in California that are at a fraction of capacity. Andrea Castillo, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2021 Many hospitals in Mumbai and elsewhere in India have historically relied on oxygen cylinders, which were time-consuming and difficult to refill during the recent surge. Shefali Anand, WSJ, 13 June 2021 Sarah Andert, a zero-waste consultant and owner of the first zero waste and refill shop in New Orleans, Vintage Green Review, put my mind at ease. Washington Post, 8 June 2021 The new regeneration rate will refill about half of Moira’s Biotic energy resource over the full duration of Coalescence. Kris Holt, Forbes, 27 May 2021 Though some patients got better over time, many seemed to slip into a resigned monthly shuffle to and from the psychiatric office to refill or switch medications, many of which just didn’t seem to work, at least not for long. Scott Shannon, Wired, 18 May 2021 Actors, musicians and backstage crew must be reassembled and rehearsed; sets and costumes must be fixed and cleaned; and ticket buyers have to refill the coffers. Washington Post, 11 May 2021 Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said the convention center, the region’s hub for business meetings and trade shows, has a busy summer of bookings ahead, which could help refill the county’s coffers. Ryan Gillespie, orlandosentinel.com, 6 May 2021 The duo has been at the forefront in sketching out the most pressing timelines to refill towers, moves that are likely to put pressure on other firms in finance and beyond. Annie Massa, Fortune, 4 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Izzy even offers a subscription service that makes the whole return-for-refill process easy and cost-effective. Megan Decker, refinery29.com, 26 May 2021 This four-piece kit includes a bangle that keeps the freshener on it, a refillable locket to keep the freshener in, a Yankee Candle logo charm, and a refill for your scent. Chris Hachey, BGR, 1 June 2021 Perhaps keep your stockroom full and have employees who hustle refill stock. Elie Y. Katz, Forbes, 26 May 2021 Greg Shepherd visited his physician for a checkup and a refill of his usual prescription. Greg Jackson, Harper's Magazine, 25 May 2021 Its core product is a multi-purpose concentrate that can be diluted for various uses (think laundry, hand washing, all-purpose, and bathroom cleaning) via their easy-refill bottles. Deena Campbell, Essence, 7 May 2021 The refill comes from the Cannon River, which gives up to 20% of its water to the reservoir. Matt Mckinney, Star Tribune, 15 May 2021 Water-Lock Moisturizer features airtight packaging and a 100% recyclable refill pod. Arden Fanning Andrews, Vogue, 22 Apr. 2021 The starter kits cost just $10, and replacement head refill packs are $7. Samantha Driscoll, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of refill

Verb

1615, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

23 Jun 2021

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“Refill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refill. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for refill

refill

verb

English Language Learners Definition of refill

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to fill (something) again
: to be filled again

refill

noun

English Language Learners Definition of refill (Entry 2 of 2)

: a new supply of something

refill

verb
re·​fill | \ ˌrē-ˈfil How to pronounce refill (audio) \
refilled; refilling

Kids Definition of refill

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to fill or become filled again

refill

noun
re·​fill | \ ˈrē-ˌfil How to pronounce refill (audio) \

Kids Definition of refill (Entry 2 of 2)

: a new or fresh supply of something

refill

transitive verb
re·​fill | \ (ˈ)rē-ˈfil How to pronounce refill (audio) \

Medical Definition of refill

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to fill (a prescription) a second or subsequent time

refill

noun
re·​fill | \ ˈrē-ˌfil How to pronounce refill (audio) \

Medical Definition of refill (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a replacement in a cavity of removed liquid or other material or a substitution (as of gas) for such material pneumothorax refill
2 : a prescription compounded and dispensed for a second or subsequent time without an order from the physician

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