overfill

[ 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.

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Origin of overfill

1200–50; Middle English overfillen,Old English oferfyllan.See over-, fill
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Example sentences from the Web for overfill

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

  • 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