[ verb ree-fil; noun ree-fil ]
/ verb riˈfɪl; noun ˈriˌfɪl /

verb (used with or without object)

to fill again.


a material, supply, or the like, to replace something that has been used up: a refill for a prescription.

Nearby words

  1. referral,
  2. referred pain,
  3. referred sensation,
  4. referrible,
  5. reffo,
  6. refinance,
  7. refinancing,
  8. refine,
  9. refined,
  10. refinedly

Origin of refill

First recorded in 1680–90; re- + fill

Related formsre·fill·a·ble, adjective, nounnon·re·fill·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·filled, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for refill


verb (riːˈfɪl)

to fill (something) again

noun (ˈriːfɪl)

a replacement for a consumable substance in a permanent container
a second or subsequent fillinga refill at the petrol station
informal another drink to replace one already drunk
Derived Formsrefillable, adjective

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