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refill

[v. ree-fil; n. ree-fil] /v. riˈfɪl; n. ˈriˌfɪl/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to fill again.
noun
2.
a material, supply, or the like, to replace something that has been used up:
a refill for a prescription.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; re- + fill
Related forms
refillable, adjective, noun
nonrefillable, adjective
unrefilled, adjective
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  • The emptied honey combs could then be returned to the bees intact for refilling.
British Dictionary definitions for refilling

refill

verb (riːˈfɪl)
1.
to fill (something) again
noun (ˈriːfɪl)
2.
a replacement for a consumable substance in a permanent container
3.
a second or subsequent filling: a refill at the petrol station
4.
(informal) another drink to replace one already drunk
Derived Forms
refillable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for refilling

refill

v.

1680s, from re- "back, again" + fill (v.). Related: Refilled; refilling.

n.

1884, from refill (v.). Meaning "a second drink" is from 1929.

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