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 Instead of wasting all that energy throwing away and crushing and remaking glass, just subsidize some breweries in Minnesota to wash and refill those excellent beverages. Winona Laduke, Star Tribune, "On Line 3, Walz is seizing the opportunity to be a visionary leader," 21 Aug. 2020 Most insurance companies allow patients to refill their prescription seven to 10 days in advance. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "Prescription deliveries: Health care providers urge patients to be proactive as COVID pandemic, USPS troubles cause delays," 4 Sep. 2020 With this style of service, diners order and then go to an outdoor table, with no servers coming by to check in on food, refill water or talk about the menu. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Your personal safety checklist for Bay Area outdoor dining during coronavirus," 3 Sep. 2020 But teachers in many states have pushed back on efforts to refill classrooms, saying protective measures are inadequate. Kristen V Brown, Bloomberg.com, "In or Out of the Classroom, Back to School Could Be Dangerous for Some," 29 Aug. 2020 Another advantage of having to refill shallow birdbaths every day is that water doesn’t stagnate and provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: The 2 easiest ways to get more birds and pollinators in your San Antonio garden right now: hummingbird feeders, birdbaths," 20 Aug. 2020 Use a funnel to refill smaller, easy-to-use containers. Laura Daily, Washington Post, "Buying in bulk can save you money or it can waste money. Here’s how to do it right.," 20 Aug. 2020 Machines designed to allow guests to fill or refill beverages must remain inoperable. Wally Hall, Arkansas Online, "OPINION | WALLY HALL: SEC game guidelines," 18 Aug. 2020 The exterior features an attractive matte wood design, but the device is actually made from a lightweight plastic, which lacks grip and handholds when removing the lid to refill. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "Breathe Easier With One of These 10 Best Humidifiers," 18 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Fans can bring one unopened container of water up to one gallon, but refill stations in the stadium will be closed. Hannah Underwood, Dallas News, "Tailgating at Kyle Field is banned for now, but the university will reassess after Vanderbilt game," 17 Sep. 2020 This 128-ounce refill bottle of hand sanitizer is also on sale for $26.62, falling 20% from $33.28. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this weekend," 22 Aug. 2020 His last prescription refill, however, took 10 days to reach his home. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "USPS delays could put 14 million at risk for late prescriptions: "This is ridiculous"," 24 Aug. 2020 Take the refill tube out of the top of the overflow tube (behind the flush valve), and remove any leftover liquid from the bottom of the tank. John Kennedy, Popular Science, "How to figure out what’s wrong with your toilet—and then fix it," 23 Aug. 2020 The medication was later found under a dresser and the prescription refill was cancelled. cleveland, "Hostile, drunken man gets what he wants – arrested: Middleburg Heights Police Blotter," 19 Aug. 2020 The gyms will have water refill stations as opposed to drinking fountains, and will space exercise equipment at least 6 feet apart. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Infected minks, airport layoffs, crawfish farmers: News from around our 50 states," 18 Aug. 2020 If mechanical reproduction empties out aura, drains it like a punctured vessel, can the work of art get a refill? Namwali Serpell, Harper's Magazine, "The Work of Art," 18 Aug. 2020 By comparison, when not part of a sale or special offer, the Gillette Mach3 Razor plus one refill costs roughly $8 with refills at about $2.50 each. Allen Foster, chicagotribune.com, "Harry’s Shave Club review: Can this razor subscription make your life easier?," 15 Aug. 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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26 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Refill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refill. Accessed 30 Sep. 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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