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

New Jersey emptied its rainy day fund in 2009 and has yet to begin refilling it. David Harrison, WSJ, "Many States Are Likely Unprepared for Next Downturn," 8 July 2018 Empty water bottles were allowed into the fest, but only two single water fountains were available to refill them. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com, "The National's Homecoming music festival features somber alt-rock in downtown Cincinnati (photos)," 30 Apr. 2018 The bottles were sent back to the bottler, sterilized, refilled and put back in the markets and Coke machines. Jon Talton, The Seattle Times, "Starbucks ditches straws, but our plastic addiction is much bigger," 10 July 2018 Children chase each other while their parents refill pitchers of beer. Bret Anthony Johnston, Bon Appetit, "Panjo’s Pizza Parlor Is the Place That Time Forgot," 6 June 2018 Lab technicians refill the freezers manually using a hose connected to a liquid nitrogen tank. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "UH freezer might have come from Michigan company with history of malfunctions," 27 Mar. 2018 Quraan told the deputy he had just been robbed while refilling an ATM at the Whitney Bank branch in the same block, according to an incident report. Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com, "Metairie ATM tech faked robbery, stole $100,000, JPSO says," 19 Aug. 2017 Graphic facilitators carry white-out tape — there’s no shame in erasing something if the conversation takes an unexpected turn — and many use markers that can be refilled and are comfortable enough to hold for a long time. Andy Rosen, BostonGlobe.com, "Quick on the draw: Companies use live illustrators to spice up presentations," 10 July 2018 Nikola says the trucks will be able to travel between 500 and 1,200 miles per charge—and can be refilled within 20 minutes, reducing idle time. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Anheuser-Busch Orders 800 Hydrogen-Electric Semis From Tesla Competitor," 3 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 Alvin Hollis had 14 trucks on the road during Thursday’s storm dealing with customer emergencies — from oil tank refills to frozen pipes. Jon Chesto And Katheleen Conti, BostonGlobe.com, "Prolonged cold snap upends region’s energy market," 27 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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