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 The report also said the facility instituted a new policy requiring staff to monitor and automatically refill the medication for detainees with chronic medical conditions. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, "DHS watchdog finds widespread mistreatment of immigrants at ICE facility," 2 Apr. 2021 Central Arkansas Water worked through the night to refill tanks after several breaks in its lines on Tuesday resulted in water loss, spokesman Doug Shackelford said. Brianna Kwasnik, Arkansas Online, "Winter storm warning in effect through Thursday; Arkansas utilities report few outages," 17 Feb. 2021 It is enhanced with horsetail extract to improve the circulation of key nutrients found inside this 8 oz refill pouch including soothing aloe vera leaf juice, shine-enhancing Jojoba Seed Oil and moisturizing Sunflower Seed Oil. Jennifer Ford, Forbes, "9 Eco-Friendly Beauty Products To Buy During Earth Month," 21 Apr. 2021 After emptying the tub, Kohler just says to rinse, but Jacuzzi says to refill with plain water and run for two to three minutes, then drain and clean the tub. Washington Post, "How can I get rid of the gunk in my whirlpool tub?," 12 Apr. 2021 When nerves tell them to stop, pumps refill the storehouses with calcium, and the muscle relaxes. Jennifer Frazer, Scientific American, "How a Carnivorous Mushroom Poisons Its Prey," 8 Apr. 2021 Clean and refill the hummingbird feeders placed in the sun and in hot temperatures more often than feeders placed in the shade and in cooler temperatures. Megan Oster, chicagotribune.com, "How to make hummingbird nectar," 24 Mar. 2021 The large capacity water tank eliminates the need to continually refill the device, while a IPX8 Waterproof setup allows for safe use around water and prevents leakage. Greta Good, Chron, "This water flosser will make you actually want to floss and it's on sale for over 65% off," 7 Apr. 2021 When the fuel runs out, just refill the internal tank and zoom away without much down time. Field & Stream, "Best Kayak Motor to Fit the Way You Fish," 19 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As hospitals in Delhi have continued to report oxygen shortages for more than a week now, long lines of people desperately trying to get an oxygen cylinder or a refill could be seen outside the vendors' shops in the city on Wednesday. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Priyanka Chopra Jonas urges fans to help India amid COVID-19 crisis," 29 Apr. 2021 Each one costs $78, but the circle of powder on the inside can be easily replaced with a $48 refill. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Hermès's New Silky Blush Redefines Luxury," 16 Apr. 2021 Your first purchase is $42, but refill cartridges are just $32. Erica Metzger, Better Homes & Gardens, "Go Green with These 6 Eco-Friendly Beauty Products," 6 Apr. 2021 Standing steamers are larger, will typically hold more water and can therefore last longer without a refill. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, "6 best clothes steamers and garment steamers of 2021," 25 Mar. 2021 With a large water tank that can hold nearly 12 ounces, however, needing to refill wasn’t an obstacle during our testing process, as the Rowenta is able to put out nearly 30 minutes of continuous steam. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "The best irons of 2021," 24 Mar. 2021 On auto mode, the humidifier averaged needing a refill about every 24 hours. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The Levoit Classic 300S Humidifier Has A Huge Tank and Smart Connectivity," 11 Mar. 2021 The rest, says Pankaj, did not even go in for a single refill. Aarefa Johari, Quartz, "Modi’s much-hyped cooking gas scheme for the poor has started failing on the ground," 9 Mar. 2021 The water tank holds enough to mop up to 1,610 square feet before needing a refill. Gear Team, Wired, "The 15 Best Weekend Deals on Phones, Smartwatches, and More," 6 Mar. 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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6 May 2021

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“Refill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refill. Accessed 7 May. 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
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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