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The location of a dump, especially a garbage dump.


a dump where refuse is discarded



1. to drop or let fall in a mass; fling down or drop heavily or suddenly: Dump the topsoil here.
2. to unload or empty out (a container), as by tilting or overturning.
3. to empty out, as from a container.
4. to be dismissed, fired, or released from a contract.
5. Informal. to transfer or rid oneself of suddenly and irresponsibly: Don't dump your troubles on me!
6. Informal. to end a romantic relationship with (someone) unexpectedly and without mutual consent.
a. to put (goods or securities) on the market in large quantities and at a low price, esp. in an attempt to reduce losses.
b. to sell (goods) into foreign markets below cost in an effort to destroy foreign competition.
8. to output (computer data), often in binary or hexadecimal form, esp. to diagnose a failure.
9. to fall or drop down suddenly.
10. to throw away or discard garbage, refuse, etc.
11. to release contents: a sewage pipe that dumps in the ocean.
12. dump on,
a. to criticize harshly; abuse.
b. to unload one's problems onto (another person).
13. an accumulation of discarded garbage, refuse, etc.
14. Also called dumpsite , dumping-ground. a place where garbage, refuse, etc., is deposited.
15. a collection of ammunition, military stores, etc., deposited at some point, as near a battlefront, for distribution.
16. the act of dumping.
17. Informal. a place, house, or town that is dilapidated, dirty, or disreputable.
18. a copy of dumped computer data.
[1250–1300; Middle English (in sense “to fall suddenly”) < Old Norse dumpa strike, bump]
dump′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dumpsite - a piece of land where waste materials are dumpeddumpsite - a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
eitchen midden, kitchen midden, midden - (archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement
garbage heap, junk heap, junk pile, refuse heap, rubbish heap, scrapheap, trash heap, trash pile - an accumulation of refuse and discarded matter
toxic dumpsite, toxic waste dump, toxic waste site - a location where toxic wastes can be or have been disposed of (often illegally)
land site, site - the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located); "a good site for the school"
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In Maputo, 80% of the municipal waste is collected and disposed at the municipal dumpsite whereas in other municipalities the collection rates vary between 20-60%.
A large quantity of waste was transported to dumpsite before the beginning of rainstorm to reduce the risk of blockage of rain water at choking points due to waste.
While most would regard trash with revulsion, it is a source of living for Marjune, and his family and other people living at the adjacent dumpsite.
Summary: With the long-term project to turn Sidon's notorious dumpsite into a proper landfill completed in early July, a new report has praised the recently constructed seawall for having stimulated the re-emergence of marine life.
The Israeli occupation has transformed Palestinian land into dumpsite for solid and hazardous waste, through the establishment of its own dumpsites on the West Bank such as Tovlan dumpsite in Jericho governorate, in addition to the current attempt to establish another dumpsite near Nablus in an area called Kasaret Abu Shusha.
LAHORE -- Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) has cleaned 981 open plots across the city during its recent anti dengue campaign and resultantly transported 29214 tons of waste to dumpsite produced in the weeklong operations cleanup.
CHARITY APPEAL: Elinor Perry with Judith (above) at her home on the Tondo dumpsite and (below) with staff from the PCF school "NOTHING can prepare you for the sights, sounds and smells that hit you when you arrive at the dump sites," said Elinor Perry.
Dubai: The smell of freshly cooked biryani wafting in the air next to a dumpsite provided a welcome change for hundreds of garbage collectors at the Al Ghusais landfill on Monday.
The case originally started when the Consumer Protection Department in Barka received a call stating that some expat labourers were carrying large quantities of potatoes from Barka dumpsite and they distributed to a number of shops and restaurants.
After some years, a dumpsite undergoes biologically-, chemically-, geologically- and hydro-geologically-mediated changes, resulting in weathering; consequently, it becomes a source for any aquiferous units close to them becoming polluted (Altindag and Yigit, 2005; Adeniyi et al.
He underlined that Saudi Arabia is organizing the process of entering al-Qaeda into Syria, adding that some TV channels like al-Jazeera became a media dumpsite.
The garbage problems started after people, living close to Sofia operational landfill at Suhodol, began staging rallies, demanding the closing of the dumpsite on the western outskirts of Bulgaria's capital over health and environmental concerns.