Definition of filling in English:

filling

Syllabification: fill·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfiliNG
 
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noun

  • 1A quantity of material that fills or is used to fill something: a cushion with polyester filling
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    • Moreover, its production creates less than half the greenhouse gases normally generated in producing synthetic fillings for duvets and pillows.
    • ‘It was a fur covered pillow that had a soft fuzzy filling,’ writes one guy.
    • Similarly, sofas and chairs should be selected with a conscientious eye - those filled with natural fibres such as feathers and down are favoured over synthetic fillings.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1A piece of material used to fill a cavity in a tooth: a gold filling
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    • Silver remains the substance of choice for the majority of fillings in permanent teeth.
    • Mouth ulcers are common and are usually due to trauma such as from ill fitting dentures, fractured teeth, or fillings.
    • Tiny grooves may need to be cut into remaining teeth or fillings, so that the denture clips into a firm position.
  • 1.2An edible substance placed between the layers of a sandwich, cake, or other foodstuff: a Swiss roll with a chocolate filling
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    • Layers, fillings, stuffings - these are the elements of impressive party food.
    • The sandwich fillings will certainly come as welcome relief to those of you that can't face another tired cheese sandwich.
    • Dry the sheets and layer the filling between them.
  • 1.3North American another term for weft1.

adjective

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  • (Of food) leaving one with a pleasantly satiated feeling: a filling spicy bean soup
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    • The only space left, after that mountain of filling food, is for a couple of cocktails at Middlesex.
    • I grew up on a filling diet of traditional handmade Italian food cooked by my father, and learned to make such dishes myself.
    • As delicious as it was, it was by no means a filling dish.
    Synonyms
    substantial, hearty, ample, satisfying, square; heavy

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