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landfill

noun land·fill \-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
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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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LANDFILL Defined for Kids

landfill

noun land·fill \ˈland-ˌfil\

Definition of LANDFILL for Kids

1
:  a system of garbage and trash disposal in which waste is buried between layers of earth
2
:  an area built up by such a landfill

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