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

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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 Industry arrived in force to its shores at the turn of the twentieth century, adding chemical dumping on top of the human effluent, with the Brooklyn Yard Dye Company and the Brooklyn Union Gas Company among the worst offenders. Caroline Spivack, Curbed, "A Coney Island Baptism Spot Might Be Declared a Superfund Site," 4 Jan. 2021 Vietnam will impose tariffs of between 4.43% and 25.22% on imports from 16 Chinese steel producers, according to a decision by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, describing the move as anti dumping. Mai Ngoc Chau, Bloomberg.com, "Vietnam Imposes as Much as 25.22% Tariffs on Steel From China," 23 Dec. 2020 More than 200 tuba players of all ages took the stage, while a gallant audience listened despite the dumping rain. Jules Struck, The Christian Science Monitor, "A holiday lift to play out a long year: Bring on the tubas (animation)," 15 Dec. 2020 The scene was at the end of an unfinished road that is a frequent site of trash dumping. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Boyfriend charged in killing of Tiffany Osborne whose body was found under a mattress," 10 Dec. 2020 The pandemic — and its effect on the food-service industry — resulted in further supply-chain disruptions and widespread dumping of excess cow’s milk. Washington Post, "Cows rejoice: Impossible Foods beefs up plant-based milk investment," 21 Oct. 2020 Asked about lead hazards that the agency might have missed during the pullout, Alder told USA TODAY that children are more likely to be harmed from toxic paint peeling off walls in older homes, or playing near former chemical dumping grounds. Brett Murphy, USA TODAY, "Leaked reports: Feds pulled toy police from ports, safety checks plunged in COVID-19," 11 Dec. 2020 These unofficial homes make the perfect dumping grounds for criminal groups — often involved in drug trafficking — that are looking to dispose of bodies. San Diego Union-Tribune, "How Mexico’s murky property ownership helps criminals get away with murder," 11 Oct. 2020 Broken supply chains have resulted in the dumping of milk and eggs, and the rotting of produce in the fields, even as grocery stores have seen shortages of things such as meat, flour and yeast. Washington Post, "Live updates: Fauci expresses support for national mask mandate amid record-setting coronavirus infections," 29 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of dumping

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dumping was in 1857

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14 Jan 2021

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“Dumping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dumping. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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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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