filling

Definitions of filling
  1. noun
    any material that fills a space or container
    synonyms: fill
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    cement
    any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
    type of:
    material, stuff
    the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
  2. noun
    the act of filling something
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    saturation
    the act of soaking thoroughly with a liquid
    flood, flowage
    the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
    type of:
    change of integrity
    the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
  3. noun
    flow into something (as a container)
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    refilling, renewal, replacement, replenishment
    filling again by supplying what has been used up
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    flow
    any uninterrupted stream or discharge
  4. noun
    a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.
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    lekvar
    a sweet filling made of prunes or apricots
    type of:
    concoction, intermixture, mixture
    any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients
  5. noun
    the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
    synonyms: pick, weft, woof
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    thread, yarn
    a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
  6. noun
    (dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth
    “when he yawned I could see the gold fillings in his teeth”
    “an informal British term for ` filling' is `stopping'”
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    inlay
    (dentistry) a filling consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place
    type of:
    dental appliance
    a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth
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