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land·fill

 (lănd′fĭl′)
n.
1.
a. A site for the disposal of solid waste in which refuse is buried between layers of dirt.
b. The disposal of waste at such a site.
2.
a. The reclamation of land in low-lying areas by addition of gravel, rubble, or other loose material.
b. The material used for such reclamation.
tr.v. land·filled, land·fill·ing, land·fills
To dispose of (waste material) in a landfill.

landfill

(ˈlændˌfɪl)
n
(Civil Engineering)
a. disposal of waste material by burying it under layers of earth
b. (as modifier): landfill sites.

land•fill

(ˈlændˌfɪl)
n.
1. Also called sanitary landfill. a low area of land that is built up from deposits of solid refuse in layers covered by soil.
2. the solid refuse itself.
v.i.
3. to create more usable land by this means.
v.t.
4. to build up (an area of land) by means of a landfill.
5. to use in a landfill.
[1940–45, Amer.]

land·fill

(lănd′fĭl′)
A disposal site where solid waste, such as paper, glass, and metal, is buried between layers of dirt and other materials in such a way as to reduce contamination of the surrounding land. Modern landfills are often lined with layers of absorbent material and sheets of plastic to keep pollutants from leaking into the soil and water. Also called sanitary landfill.

landfill

Disposal of hazardous or other waste by tipping it in a hole in the ground. Consequences can be an explosive methane build-up and contaminated water supplies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.landfill - a low area that has been filled inlandfill - a low area that has been filled in  
lowland - low level country
sanitary landfill - a low area where waste is buried between layers of earth
Translations
kaatopaikkakaatopaikkajäteloppusijoittaaviedä

landfill

[ˈlændfɪl]
A. Nentierro m de basuras
B. CPD landfill site Nvertedero m de basuras
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