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disposal

noun [U] uk   /dɪˈspəʊ.zəl/ us    /-ˈspoʊ-/
B2 the act of getting rid of something, especially by throwing it away: waste disposal the disposal of hazardous substancesat sb's disposal B2 formal available to be used by someone: I would take you if I could, but I don't have a car at my disposal this week. Having sold the house she had a large sum of money at her disposal (= to spend as she wanted).
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