verb (used with or without object)

  1. to fill again.


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

verb (riːˈfɪl)

  1. to fill (something) again

noun (ˈriːfɪl)

  1. a replacement for a consumable substance in a permanent container
  2. a second or subsequent fillinga refill at the petrol station
  3. informal another drink to replace one already drunk

1680s, from re- “back, again” + fill (v.). Related: Refilled; refilling.


1884, from refill (v.). Meaning “a second drink” is from 1929.

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