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dung

noun \ ˈdəŋ \

Definition of dung

1 :the feces of an animal :manure
2 :something repulsive

dungy

play \ˈdəŋ-ē\ adjective

Examples of dung in a Sentence

  1. researchers tracked the wild gorillas by following the piles of dung

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Origin and Etymology of dung

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse dyngja manure pile

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dung

verb

Definition of dung

transitive verb
:to fertilize or dress with manure
intransitive verb

First Known Use of dung

before 12th century


DUNG Defined for English Language Learners

dung

noun

Definition of dung for English Language Learners

  • : solid waste from an animal


DUNG Defined for Kids

dung

noun \ ˈdəŋ \

Definition of dung for Students

:solid waste matter from an animal


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