landfill

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

land·fill

noun \-ˌfil\

: a system in which waste materials are buried under the ground

: an area where waste is buried under the ground

Full Definition of LANDFILL

1
:  an area built up by landfill
2
:  a system of trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land —called also sanitary landfill
landfill transitive verb

Examples of LANDFILL

  1. using landfill to dispose of trash
  2. Part of the city was built on landfill.

First Known Use of LANDFILL

1903

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