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backfill

[ bak-fil ]
/ ˈbækˌfɪl /
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noun

material used for refilling an excavation.

verb (used with object)

to refill (an excavation).

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Origin of backfill

First recorded in 1950–55; back2 + fill
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British Dictionary definitions for backfill

backfill
/ (ˈbækˌfɪl) /

verb

(tr) to refill an excavated trench, esp (in archaeology) at the end of an investigation

noun

the soil used to do this
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