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English definition of “dumping ground”

dumping ground

noun [C usually singular]    
a place where something that is not wanted is left: Most people do not want this country to become a dumping ground for toxic waste.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhereEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
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