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The location of a dump, especially a garbage dump.
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a dump where refuse is discarded
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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.
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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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The city has implemented the 'no segregation, no collection' waste management policy in a bid to reduce dumping of wastes in its controlled dumpsite in Bonuan Tondaligan.
Residents living near Gikeu dumpsite in Karima ward, Othaya constituency, dug deep trenches disrupting the movement of garbage trucks in the area.
These sites are Lakhoder Dumpsite, Mehmood Booti Dumpsite and Saggian Dumpsite' he concluded.
The Johor Department of Environment (DOE) has conducted an investigation into the open burning incident at an illegal dumpsite at Jalan Banjaran 15, Bukit Kempas, here, causing air pollution in the surrounding area.
Windhoek resident Lukas Nicodemus, accused of killing two women and burning their bodies at a dumpsite in the capital in January 2016, was found guilty as charged in the High Court here on Tuesday.
Last year, Siargao local and surfer Rafael Nogalo posted a photo of an open dumpsite on his Instagram, lamenting the failure of the island's waste management problem, holding he current tourism as he culprit.
Drilon said the national government should not allow the Philippines to become the dumpsite of other countries.
The new terminus will be on the site previously used as a dumpsite.
In a two-page order dated May 7, 2019, and signed by Antiporda, the DENR directed Mayor Lilvir Roque to 'immediately cease and desist' from operating the dumpsite and 'conduct immediate rehabilitation of the area.'
People living around the landfill in Phnom Penh's Dangkor district are demanding that the capital's main dumpsite be moved far from residential areas, and that standards be improved so long as it operates, as public health is being affected.
Stench smell emanating from a dumpsite at the back of the Children Vaccination Center at the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town blows through the center as health workers assigned in the department administer vaccines to babies.