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 refillable (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 Bolsonaro has not yet refilled the Health Minster position as medical experts continue to warn against the threat of the virus in Brazil. Fox News, "As Brazil sees record deaths, Bolsonaro proclaims: Death is 'everyone’s destiny'," 6 June 2020 In their place, spirituality is refilling the void: The core tenets of prayer, reflection, patience, and charity are again the focus of a back-to-basics Ramadan. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, "Not a hardship, but a blessing: Back-to-basics Ramadan," 19 May 2020 Curreri refilled his empty seltzer can at the water cooler. Brendan Fitzgerald, Longreads, "“I miss my body when it was ferocious” The Transfiguration of Paul Curreri," 14 Mar. 2020 Lastly, refill the tub and rinse the tent thoroughly until all soap is gone. Dakota Kim, Sunset Magazine, "Get a Head Start on Summer Camping by Sprucing Up Your Tent, Camp Kitchen, & Boots," 13 Mar. 2020 The café has regular staff that are assisted by citizens that might greet, refill drinks, take beverage orders or work by setting the tables, etc. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Brookwood celebrates 35 years of purpose for special needs adults," 9 Mar. 2020 That might mean relatively simple things like tracking whether someone refills a prescription or something more complex like spotting a worsening medical condition and addressing it before the patient winds up in the hospital. Washington Post, "Google’s health care ambitions now involve patient data," 12 Nov. 2019 Neff Brothers also offers something called a convenience package, which includes dumping toilets, refilling fuel and propane for an extra $295 per long weekend, $395 for a week. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "A beginner’s guide to camping: Where to go, what to bring on your first outdoor overnight adventure," 17 May 2020 Recently, on one of the Prussian railroads, a barrel which should have contained silver coin was found, on arrival at its destination, to have been emptied of its precious contents and refilled with sand. Scientific American, "CSI Prussia: Detective Finds Thief Who Stole Barrel of Coins," 30 Apr. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Water fountains won’t be accessible, though a refill station for water bottles will be available in the Gathering Place. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Live coronavirus updates: University of Wisconsin outlines plan as athletes return to campus," 8 June 2020 The action is balanced on the edge of going completely off the rails, with just enough health refills and areas of relative calm for a careful player to get their bearings before the next onslaught. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Doom Eternal is a masterful twitch shooter symphony with one sour note," 17 Mar. 2020 Many common forms of birth control can be obtained only through a doctor, and as a result, many women bear the brunt of the costs, in terms of both time and money, including setting up appointments, getting refills, and paying for contraception. Morgan Ome, The Atlantic, "The Surprisingly Fraught Question of Who Pays for Birth Control," 19 Feb. 2020 The one-gallon tank can run for a full 24 hours on low, requiring just one or two refills per day for rooms up to 400 square feet. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "Breathe Easier With One of These 8 Best Humidifiers," 13 Sep. 2019 Some clinics are like the Tree of Life, focusing on medication refills. Michaela Gibson Morris, CNN, "Free clinics step up as unemployed Americans lose insurance due to pandemic," 8 May 2020 Gallup is a hub for basic household supplies, liquor sales and water-container refills for people living in remote stretches of the Navajo Nation – often without full indoor plumbing – and indigenous Zuni Pueblo. USA TODAY, "Busy beaches, open malls, mask frustration: News from around our 50 states," 4 May 2020 Gallup is a hub for basic household supplies, liquor sales and water-container refills for people living in remote stretches of the Navajo Nation — often without full indoor plumbing — and indigenous Zuni Pueblo. James Carr, azcentral, "City of Gallup, which borders Navajo Nation, extends lockdown order," 3 May 2020 Patients can call the clinic and may also be able to request medication refills online. Laurie Archbald-pannone, The Conversation, "Chronic conditions worsen coronavirus risk – here’s how to manage them amid the pandemic," 22 Apr. 2020

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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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The first known use of refill was in 1615

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“Refill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refill. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for refill

refill

verb
How to pronounce refill (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of refill

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

refill

noun
How to pronounce refill (audio)

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
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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