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infill

or in-fill

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verb (used with object)
  1. to fill in: The old stream beds have been infilled with sediment.
noun
  1. the planned conversion of empty lots, underused or rundown buildings, and other available space in densely built-up urban and suburban areas for use as sites for commercial buildings and housing, frequently as an alternative to overdevelopment of rural areas.
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or involving the use of infill in urban planning: infill condominium projects; infill office buildings and retail space.

Origin of infill

First recorded in 1875–80; in-1 + fill
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Historical Examples

  • All was in order, and the air was deliciously cool and fragrant, infilled with some rare and delicate odor.

    The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop

    Hamlin Garland


British Dictionary definitions for infilled

infill

infilling (ˈɪnfɪlɪŋ)

noun
  1. the act of filling or closing gaps, etc, in something, such as a row of buildings
  2. material used to fill a cavity, gap, hole, etc
  3. an acrylic gel application that fills in the gap between a false nail and the root of the real nail, which is created as the real nail grows
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