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[oh-ver-fil] /ˌoʊ vərˈfɪl/
verb (used with object)
to fill too full, so as to cause overflowing.
verb (used without object)
to become too full.
Origin of overfill
1200-50; Middle English overfillen, Old English oferfyllan. See over-, fill Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for overfill
  • Do not overfill so the ice cubes don't freeze together.
  • overfill and liquid gasoline may get sucked back, too.
  • overfill problems can be significantly reduced by adding overfill protection.
  • The fill port shall have an integral overfill containment basin with a flow-back drain.
  • Potential steam generator overfill resulting from control system failures were not considered in this recommendation.
  • overfill occurs when the volume of the product received exceeds the capacity of the tank.
  • Encourage customers to take preventative steps to install or repair overfill warning devices.

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