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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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 For the slobbery dog: A purifying water fountain Dog bowls are filthy with dust, dirt, fur, and slobber—and depending on how thirsty the pet is, need to be refilled constantly. Jessica Kasparian, USA TODAY, "20 gifts for those who love dogs more than people," 5 Nov. 2019 In addition to individual supplies, the University of Oklahoma keeps a team bottle that, according to Williams, needs to be refilled about every two weeks. Danielle Allentuck, New York Times, "For Gymnasts, Getting a Grip Is Sweeter Than … You Know," 9 Oct. 2019 In keeping score, the scale may go something like this: Having to constantly ask for the water glass to be refilled? Washington Post, "Poor service? You still have to tip 20 percent, no matter what.," 8 Oct. 2019 Emergency generators will automatically start within 10 seconds of a power disruption, and each generator has a one-week supply of fuel that will begin to be refilled after a quarter tank has been used. Catherine Ho, SFChronicle.com, "PG&E shutoffs: Health systems prepare to move medicines, reschedule appointments," 8 Oct. 2019 Like a regular theatrical performance, there is an intermission in which glasses may be refilled. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "For a spooky ride, all aboard Phantasmagoria’s ghost train | Review," 25 Sep. 2019 Thankfully, Auburn is still allowing fans to bring in one factory sealed bottle of water or one empty water bottle which can be refilled at multiple water stations throughout Jordan-Hare with free, filtered water. Jeremy Henderson, al, "Auburn Gameday: Complete Fan Guide for Auburn vs. Tulane," 5 Sep. 2019 The cards have no balance on them but can be refilled and have lower fares than CharlieTickets. Corey Dockser, BostonGlobe.com, "Comic book characters, CharlieCards, and art exhibits," 24 July 2019 The four-liter tank capacity is big enough to run for 12 to 30 hours before refilling with three mist levels. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "Breathe Easier With One of These 8 Best Humidifiers," 13 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Patients will be able get up to three refills of 7 days apiece. Washington Post, "Trump administration tightens opioid prescriptions for feds," 29 July 2019 And for sure, things like easier access to fast-travel, one-button refills of all available ammo at shops, and the ability to pull yourself up to ledges or slide out of a run are all nice. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Borderlands 3 is a lot more Borderlands, in ways both good and bad," 17 Sep. 2019 The Try Me Free offer is good for up to $10.99 back on Renuzit Snuggle fabric refresher sprays, oils, refills and gel cones. Doreen Christensen, sun-sentinel.com, "Free $11 Renuzit Snuggle Product," 11 Sep. 2019 Divers pay roughly $200 per day, which covers their bunk, three meals a day, travel to each dive spot and air tank refills. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "After fire, divers worry that burst of regulations will restrain free-spirited sport," 10 Sep. 2019 The aircraft can carry 1,600 gallons of water and are able to quickly drop it on a fire, then rapidly refill and return to the scene. Alex Wigglesworthstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Wildfire in Plumas National Forest is California’s largest so far this year," 9 Sep. 2019 Subsequent refills cost no more than $25 per month with insurance, and no more than $99 per month without insurance. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "The Company Behind ‘Female Viagra’ Just Raised $20 Million in Funding," 4 Sep. 2019 In the statement, Bump’s office said that MassHealth: ■ Paid $300,863 for prescription drug refills that should not have been provided. John R. Ellement, BostonGlobe.com, "State auditor says MassHealth made nearly $1 million in improper payments for medication," 29 Aug. 2019 The server at the breakfast diner works just as hard to bring me eggs, refills on coffee, etc. Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, "How much to tip when the service is bad," 29 Aug. 2019

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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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14 Nov 2019

Time Traveler for refill

The first known use of refill was in 1615

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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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