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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.
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
a. disposal of waste material by burying it under layers of earth
b. (as modifier): landfill sites.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005