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
The locations were used from the early 1950s through the 1980s by the Army Corps of Engineers as a dumping ground for material dredged from the Delaware River.
When Nuñes got sick and had to leave, the garden started to die and was used as a dumping ground.
By now, treating the river as a dumping ground for Chicago's waste was supposed to be a rare mishap.
Her body was found in the commercial dumping area of the landfill, not where the public can leave trash.
To report illegal dumping in progress, call 219-660-0000.
The city of Gary is launching an aggressive crackdown, involving a network of cameras and code enforcement officers, to thwart dumping.
Salary Dumping Ground: Last off-season, there was a limited market for bad salaries because teams had been hoarding cap space for the 2016 cap spike and free-agent bonanza.
Ann Frederickson, Brooten, Minn. Tainted & Sainted Tainted: Those who use the fenced-in area under the railroad tracks at Shepard Road and Sibley Street as their own personal dumping ground.
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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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