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dumping

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noun dump·ing \ˈdəm-piŋ\

Simple Definition of dumping

  • : the act of getting rid of waste or garbage especially in an illegal way

Full Definition of dumping

  1. 1 :  the act of one that dumps; especially :  the selling of goods in quantity at below market price

  2. 2 :  the practice of refusing emergency medical care to poor or uninsured patients or of referring them to another hospital without that hospital's consent —called also patient dumping

Examples of dumping

  1. laws that prohibit the dumping of toxic materials

  2. <the dumping of last year's fashions by the garment manufacturers>



1857

First Known Use of dumping

1857



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