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landfill meaning

[ 'lændfil ] Pronunciation:   "landfill" in a sentence
  • Noun: landfill  landfil
    1. A low area that has been filled in

    Derived forms: landfills

    Type of: lowland

    Encyclopedia: Landfill


  • [Architecture]

    The disposal of garbage, refuse, and trash by burying it under layers of earth in low ground or in excavated pits.


  • [Business]
    noun

    1 [C,U]

    an area of land where large amounts of waste material are buried under the earth:

    Old tyres often end up in a landfill.

    landfill sites

    2 [U]

    the process of burying large amounts of waste material:

    the choice of landfill or incineration

    landfill taxes

    3 [U]

    waste material that will be buried

Examples

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  1. programme for restoration and afteruse of landfills
  2. review on municipal refuse landfills virescence
  3. study on the landfill leachate treatment process
  4. leachate generation of solid waste sanitary landfill
  5. 23 million bags are disposed of at landfills every day

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