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"filling" in British English

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fillingnoun

uk   us   /ˈfɪl.ɪŋ/
[U] any ​material used to ​fill something: duvets with ​synthetic filling [C or U] the ​layer of ​food inside a ​sandwich, ​cake, etc.: pies with ​sweet or ​savoury fillings sandwich fillings [C] the ​artificialsubstance put into ​holes in ​teeth to ​repair them

fillingadjective

uk   us   /ˈfɪl.ɪŋ/
(Definition of filling from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"filling" in American English

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fillingadjective

 us   /ˈfɪl·ɪŋ/
making you ​feelfull after ​eating only a ​smallamount: This ​chocolatecake is very filling.

fillingnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈfɪl·ɪŋ/
a ​material put inside of something: [U] What ​sort of filling do these ​pillows have? A filling is also a ​substance put into the ​space in a ​tooth where decayed ​material has been ​removed.
(Definition of filling from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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