dump·​ing ˈdəm-piŋ How to pronounce dumping (audio)
: the act of one that dumps
especially : the selling of goods in quantity at below market price
: 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 Then there was the dumping of unpasteurized, contaminated milk into the open waste lagoons on several of the farms. Susanne Rust, Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2024 The first is completely free trade, which puts us in an unfair competition with countries that engage in social and environmental dumping, leaving us with no means of protecting ourselves and our strategic companies, unlike in the United States. Foreign Affairs, 17 Oct. 2016 Handy pockets ringing the interior are just icing, and would have kept my passport safely inside had I ever been moved to act on the aforementioned dumping. Kristi Kellogg, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Apr. 2024 Wealthy city dwellers could do their part by consuming less, which would reduce the extraction and waste dumping that displace people in faraway places. Ashish Kothari, Scientific American, 1 June 2021 See all Example Sentences for dumping 

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dumping was in 1857

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“Dumping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dumping. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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