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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).
(Archaeology) (tr) to refill an excavated trench, esp (in archaeology) at the end of an investigation
(Archaeology) the soil used to do this
1. material used for refilling an excavation.v.t., v.i.
2. to refill (an excavation).
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.
Past participle: backfilled
The action of filling an excavated trench or hole, while planting for example.