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"landfill" in British English

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landfillnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈlænd.fɪl/
the ​process of getting ​rid of ​largeamounts of ​rubbish by ​burying it, or a ​place where ​rubbish is ​buried: 90 ​percent of American ​rubbish is ​dumped in landfill sites.
(Definition of landfill from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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landfillnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈlændˌfɪl/
a ​place where ​garbage is ​buried: [U] The ​shoppingcenter was ​built on landfill.
(Definition of landfill from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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landfillnoun

uk   us   /ˈlændfɪl/ ENVIRONMENT
[U] waste that is buried in the ​ground in large ​amounts: Landfill is a ​long-termpollutant. At the ​facility we ​separaterecyclablegoods from landfill.
[C or U] (also landfill site) a ​place where ​waste is buried in the ​ground in large ​amounts: The ​idea is to ​transform the landfill into a ​park.
[U] the ​process of burying large ​amounts of ​waste: Landfill ​provides a ​safedisposaloption for ​waste that can't be ​recycled, composted, or used to ​generateenergy. The landfill ​tax is a ​tax on the ​disposal of ​waste.
(Definition of landfill from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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