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[ oh-ver-fil ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to fill too full, so as to cause overflowing.

verb (used without object)

  1. to become too full.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of overfill1

1200–50; Middle English overfillen, Old English oferfyllan. See over-, fill

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Example Sentences

The cell eventually bursts when it becomes overfilled with water, just as would an overpressurized balloon.

Like overfilled garbage cans that start reeking in the height of summer, these protein clumps create a toxic environment that eventually leads to malfunctioning neurons.

Following the instructions and not overfilling your rice cooker is another way to prolong its use and avoid cooking fails and product faults.

If everyone knows that the red cutting board is contaminated with things that could sicken us all and overfill our groover in mere hours, no one assumes it is clean and whips up a salad on it.

On Sunday, the Recording Academy will celebrate how eight acts chose to fill — and overfill — their containers, elevating the artists’ reputations to the highest levels, then lifting one a little bit higher than the rest.

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.

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