refill etymology

English word refill comes from English fill, English re-

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Detailed word origin of refill

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fill English (eng) (intransitive) To become full.. (intransitive) To become pervaded with something.. (transitive) To add contents to (a container, cavity, or the like) so that it is full.. (transitive) To fill or supply fully with food; to feed; to satisfy.. (transitive) To install someone, or be installed, in (a position or office), eliminating a vacancy.. (transitive) To occupy fully, to take up all of.. [...]
re- English (eng) A completive or intensification of the base; up, a-, out. Again, anew. Back, backward.
refill English (eng) To fill up once again.

Words with the same origin as refill

Descendants of re-
reborn rebuild recall recognize reconsider reconstruction recover recreate redo relay release remark reopen repair replace replacement reschedule reset resign resort rethink retire rewind rewrite