refill

verb
re·​fill | \(ˌ)rē-ˈfil \
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 \

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 \ 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

The upside to the USB-C port is that this battery pack can refill faster than several other options in this size and price range — around three and a half hours. Chris Welch, The Verge, "The best battery packs for carrying everywhere and charging everything," 17 Aug. 2018 Erwin leads me to a stream to refill the cabin’s buckets with clear, frigid water. Daniel Otis, Sunset, "Awe-Inspiring Canadian Rockies Camping Adventure," 22 Jan. 2018 Coffee: Weak and slightly bitter, but hot and unfailingly refilled by the attentive waiter before a cup was half empty. Fox, Town & Country, "A Table for Mr. Fox," 21 Nov. 2012 Crews have refilled the massive hole that formed in the lower half of the main spillway. Molly Sullivan And Dale Kasler, sacbee, "After heavy rains, first use of partly rebuilt Oroville Dam spillway now 'unlikely' | The Sacramento Bee," 8 Apr. 2018 Then, refill the sink with clean water for the first rinse. Jolie Kerr, Town & Country, "How to Keep Your Lilly Pulitzer Clothes Looking Great All Summer Long," 16 June 2017 Moksa temporarily had to stop selling crowlers to make sure there would be enough beer for the tasting room, but along with his brewing partner, former New Glory head brewer Cory Meyer, Gallanosa is rushing to refill those taps. Daniel Barnes, sacbee, "One of San Diego's best brewers has moved to Sacramento. Here's why | The Sacramento Bee," 2 Mar. 2018 As the Costa Mesa Police Department continues its effort to refill its ranks, specialty assignments in the agency that had long been understaffed are getting a boost. Hannah Fry, latimes.com, "Specialty assignments in Costa Mesa Police Department get a boost as staffing increases," 9 Feb. 2018 The restaurant will be counter service, but with attentive staff walking the floor ready to refill your glass, grab you a coffee or clear your tray. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Modern meets traditional at Steingold's, new Jewish deli in North Center," 23 Aug. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

About 85 percent of prescriptions in the United States are for refills, according to Iqvia. New York Times, "Amazon to Buy Online Pharmacy PillPack, Jumping Into the Drug Business," 28 June 2018 Doctors will not be allowed to write refills for the medications until the 7-day period has elapsed. Georgea Kovanis, Detroit Free Press, "New Michigan law limits amount of opioids doctors can prescribe," 28 June 2018 Each refill or additional week of use makes for a greater risk of misuse, other studies have shown. Julie Appleby, chicagotribune.com, "Doling out pain pills post-surgery: An ingrown toenail not the same as a bypass," 27 June 2018 Elsewhere on the Snake where there was a similar concern, the Bureau solved the problem by getting additional rights to the refill water — rights that are lower in priority than all existing rights. Melissa Davlin And Seth Ogilvie, idahostatesman, "These reservoirs keep Boise from flooding. But irrigators don't like how they're run.," 4 June 2018 Etecsa does not make public its profits or the number of refills drawn by its offers of discounts. Mario J. Pentón, miamiherald, "Cubans on the island want to talk to you about refilling their phone minutes," 19 June 2018 Mugs will be available for sale that day for $5 or in advance at The Old German Beer Hall, 1009 Old World 3rd St. The mugs are good for $1 off each refill. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Estabrook Beer Garden opens Monday for German Beer Day — and a soft opening for summer," 23 Apr. 2018 Restrictions on refills and their timing are barriers to consistent use of medications to treat pain. Kathleen Hoffman, STAT, "Opioid stigma is keeping many cancer patients from getting the pain control they need," 6 July 2018 Among the preparations, Centerplate, the stadium concessionaire, will buttress its concession stands with 50,000 extra bottles of water and will bring in 70,000 pounds of ice, which will be handed out in free 12-oz cups for water fountain refills. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "Everything you need to know about Taylor Swift's Louisville concert," 29 June 2018

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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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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 \
refilled; refilling

Kids Definition of refill

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to fill or become filled again

refill

noun
re·​fill | \ˈrē-ˌfil \

Kids Definition of refill (Entry 2 of 2)

: a new or fresh supply of something

re·​fill | \(ˈ)rē-ˈfil \

Medical Definition of refill 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

refill

noun
re·​fill | \ˈrē-ˌfil \

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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