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material used for refilling an excavation.
to refill (an excavation).
(transitive) to refill an excavated trench, esp (in archaeology) at the end of an investigation
the soil used to do this

1901 (as backfilling), from back (adj.) + fill (n.). The verb was in use by 1930.


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