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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. 2017.
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  • The Japanese basha has two benches running lengthwise at the sides; three persons fill a bench, four overfill one.

    Korean Buddhism Frederick Starr
  • The construction makes it impossible to overfill the battery, provided that the finger is held on the vent hole as directed.

  • Several devices have been developed to make it impossible to overfill batteries.

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