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back·fill

 (băk′fĭl′)
n.
Material used to refill an excavated area.
tr.v. back·filled, back·fill·ing, back·fills
1. To refill (an excavated area) with such material.
2. To fill (a job or position that has been vacated).

backfill

(ˈbækˌfɪl)
vb
(Archaeology) (tr) to refill an excavated trench, esp (in archaeology) at the end of an investigation
n
(Archaeology) the soil used to do this

back•fill

(ˈbækˌfɪl)
n.
1. material used for refilling an excavation.
v.t., v.i.
2. to refill (an excavation).
[1950–55]

backfill

Reserve Component units and individuls recalled to replace deploying active units and/or individuals in the continental United States and outside the continental United States. See also Reserve Components.

backfill


Past participle: backfilled
Gerund: backfilling

Imperative
backfill
backfill
Present
I backfill
you backfill
he/she/it backfills
we backfill
you backfill
they backfill
Preterite
I backfilled
you backfilled
he/she/it backfilled
we backfilled
you backfilled
they backfilled
Present Continuous
I am backfilling
you are backfilling
he/she/it is backfilling
we are backfilling
you are backfilling
they are backfilling
Present Perfect
I have backfilled
you have backfilled
he/she/it has backfilled
we have backfilled
you have backfilled
they have backfilled
Past Continuous
I was backfilling
you were backfilling
he/she/it was backfilling
we were backfilling
you were backfilling
they were backfilling
Past Perfect
I had backfilled
you had backfilled
he/she/it had backfilled
we had backfilled
you had backfilled
they had backfilled
Future
I will backfill
you will backfill
he/she/it will backfill
we will backfill
you will backfill
they will backfill
Future Perfect
I will have backfilled
you will have backfilled
he/she/it will have backfilled
we will have backfilled
you will have backfilled
they will have backfilled
Future Continuous
I will be backfilling
you will be backfilling
he/she/it will be backfilling
we will be backfilling
you will be backfilling
they will be backfilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been backfilling
you have been backfilling
he/she/it has been backfilling
we have been backfilling
you have been backfilling
they have been backfilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been backfilling
you will have been backfilling
he/she/it will have been backfilling
we will have been backfilling
you will have been backfilling
they will have been backfilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been backfilling
you had been backfilling
he/she/it had been backfilling
we had been backfilling
you had been backfilling
they had been backfilling
Conditional
I would backfill
you would backfill
he/she/it would backfill
we would backfill
you would backfill
they would backfill
Past Conditional
I would have backfilled
you would have backfilled
he/she/it would have backfilled
we would have backfilled
you would have backfilled
they would have backfilled

backfill

The action of filling an excavated trench or hole, while planting for example.
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This entry was bolted, meshed, and then completely backfilled with a specially formulated, cuttable, low-density concrete.
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