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overfill

[ oh-ver-fil ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈfɪl /
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verb (used with object)

to fill too full, so as to cause overflowing.

verb (used without object)

to become too full.

RELATED WORDS

nauseate, gratify, slake, sate, indulge, permeate, impregnate, suffuse, soak, wash, pervade, douse, infuse, penetrate, imbue, steep, immerse, sprinkle, stream, squirt

Nearby words

overfalls, overfamiliar, overfatigue, overfed, overfeed, overfill, overfish, overflap, overflight, overflow, overfly

Origin of overfill

1200–50; Middle English overfillen, Old English oferfyllan. See over-, fill
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for overfill

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

    The Automobile Storage Battery|O. A. Witte
  • The construction makes it impossible to overfill the battery, provided that the finger is held on the vent hole as directed.

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

    Korean Buddhism|Frederick Starr