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landfill

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noun land·fill \-ˌfil\

Simple Definition of landfill

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

  • : an area where waste is buried under the ground

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of landfill

  1. 1 :  an area built up by landfill

  2. 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

LANDFILL Defined for Kids

landfill

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noun land·fill \ˈland-ˌfil\

Definition of landfill for Students

  1. 1 :  a system of garbage and trash disposal in which waste is buried between layers of earth

  2. 2 :  an area built up by such a landfill





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