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

Example Sentences

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 Cascades will likely get a dumping and have a higher chance of thunderstorms. oregonlive, 8 May 2023 Such were the questions faced by attendants on a recent Southwest Airlines flight from Atlanta to Houston following the apparent dumping of a large quantity of fried rice in the middle of the plane's center aisle. Dan Carson, Chron, 21 Apr. 2023 Whenever there’s a toxic dumping story, it’s not seen as part of a crime wave. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2023 The Blackstone was polluted during the height of the American Industrial Revolution with dyes, detergents, grease, oil, chemicals, industrial waste, and residential dumping. Carlos R. Muñoz, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Mar. 2023 The backstory to the massive dumping of BUSD and pick up in USDC and USDT holdings involves a number of crypto market makers including Jump Crypto and Wintermute withdrawing large sums of money from Binance before December 12. Javier Paz, Forbes, 10 Jan. 2023 Also like Peter, Segel’s unexpected display met the unexpected response of an abrupt dumping. Andy Crump, Men's Health, 21 Apr. 2023 The hope, officials said, is that the groundbreaking science now underway on the deep-ocean DDT dumping will ultimately inform how future investigations of other offshore dump sites — whether along the Southern California coast or elsewhere in the country — could be conducted. Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2023 Trading in the Treasury market broke down in 2020 at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, as investors rapidly sold some types of government debt and set off a chain reaction of asset dumping, bedlam that stopped only as a result of Fed intervention. Arkansas Online, 18 Jan. 2023 See More

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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 30 May. 2023.

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