dump·​ing | \ ˈdəm-piŋ How to pronounce dumping (audio) \

Definition of dumping

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

laws that prohibit the dumping of toxic materials the dumping of last year's fashions by the garment manufacturers
Recent Examples on the Web The Obama administration regulated the storage and disposal of toxic coal ash for the first time, including a requirement to close coal-ash dumping ponds that were unstable or contaminated groundwater. Matthew Daly, ajc, 11 Jan. 2022 The meme depicts Grichka as a sort of crypto puppet master, dumping or pumping the markets to thwart a hapless, nameless investor. New York Times, 10 Jan. 2022 That dumping stopped on Aug. 28, 2015, just 52 days before the first national regulations on the management of coal-burning wastes went into effect. James Bruggers, The Courier-Journal, 5 Jan. 2022 Determined to find a more hygienic solution to Bengaluru’s garbage dumping problem, Patel spent over two years pushing the city authorities to locate an alternate site to dispose of waste. Aarefa Johari, Quartz, 25 Nov. 2021 For some avian populations, dissuading egg-dumping might even be more important than blocking nest thievery. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 16 Nov. 2021 And in 2008, Greenway Recycling Solutions was fined $62,500 by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management for unauthorized dumping in Triana. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, 7 Nov. 2021 County agencies are investigating whether a fire at a pallet yard led to the dumping. Christian Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 19 Oct. 2021 The dumping caused more than $80,000 in damage at the Granite Creek recreation area off the Seward Highway south of Anchorage, the indictment said. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of dumping

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Jan 2022

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“Dumping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dumping. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of dumping

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

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