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fill·ing / ˈfiling/ • n. a quantity of material that fills or is used to fill something: a cushion with polyester filling. ∎  a piece of material used to fill a cavity in a tooth: a gold filling. ∎  an edible substance placed between the layers of a sandwich, cake, or other foodstuff: a Swiss roll with a chocolate filling. ∎ another term for weft.• adj. (of food) leaving one with a pleasantly satiated feeling: a filling spicy bean soup.

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filling Term used in synoptic meteorology to describe an increase in pressure at the centre of a depression. See also DEEPENING.

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filling In synoptic meteorology, an increase in pressure at the centre of a depression.

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filling (fil-ing) n. (in dentistry) the operation of inserting a specially prepared substance into a cavity drilled in a tooth, often in the treatment of dental caries.

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filling See area filling.