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

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An adviser speaking the language of wants might forestall hasty dumping of stocks by pointing that while losses are always painful, that investor still has more than enough in bonds and stocks to forestall poverty. Meir Statman, WSJ, "A Better Way to Think About Portfolio Rebalancing," 23 Sep. 2018 Electric utilities and other industries have been pressing the commission to end its role in restricting the dumping of toxic wastewater into the river, arguing there's too much bureaucracy already. James Bruggers, The Courier-Journal, "Ohio River panel wants to give up power to set pollution-control rules," 8 June 2018 Boeing challenged the deal, accusing its Canadian rival of price dumping. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Bombardier to Cut 5,000 Jobs and Sell Units in Restructuring," 8 Nov. 2018 Still, there was no stopping the heavenly dumping, which turned much of Irvington Boulevard's esplanade to muck, disintegrated reporters' notebooks into pulp and overwhelmed stormed drains. Zach Despart, Houston Chronicle, "Undaunted by downpours, Lindale Park holds July 4 parade," 4 July 2018 Kenilworth Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini, 42, was issued citations on Monday for public urination or defecation, discarding and dumping of litter and lewdness, according to the state's municipal court case database. Editors, USA TODAY, "NBA playoffs, Met Gala, Ohio primary: 5 things you need to know Monday," 7 May 2018 Boeing had described the conflict as a classic case of dumping and subsidization, and said its filing would have proceeded no matter who was president. Ana Swanson, New York Times, "Boeing Denied Bid for Tariffs on Canadian Jets," 26 Jan. 2018 Steelworkers in 2016 encircled the European Union headquarters in Brussels, demanding action to curb Chinese dumping. Chuin-wei Yap, WSJ, "How China Built a Steel Behemoth and Convulsed World Trade," 24 Dec. 2018 Walters is referring to how Flint’s river has been used as an industrial dumping-ground for over 80 years. Sarah Hurtes, Harper's BAZAAR, "Women Who Risk Everything to Defend the Environment," 30 Nov. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of dumping

: the act of getting rid of waste or garbage especially in an illegal way

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