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 of dumping from the Web
One is at the jail complex on Rikers Island, and the other is in Fresh Kills, what used to be city’s largest dumping ground.
Arco had been recycling just enough material to be considered a recycling operation and so, exempt from state regulations for solid waste dumping, Butler said.
Cray responded by bringing an anti-dumping charge against NEC before the US International Trade Commission.
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First Known Use of dumping
DUMPING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dumping for English Language Learners
: the act of getting rid of waste or garbage especially in an illegal way
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